Newsconnect reports that the Ambassador to Jordan and Chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Faruk Malami Yabo has decamped from the ruling All Progressives Congress party to the Peoples Democratic Party in Sokoto state.

Yabo who was the immediate past Ambassador of Nigeria to Iran and Jordan, announced his defection during the PDP rally in Yabo town.

Faruk Malami Yabo was a governorship aspirant of the All Progressive Congress (APC), during the primaries before he stormed out of the venue alleging  irregularities in the conduct of the primary.

Announcing his defection, Malami Yabo who was the deputy governorship candidate of the APC in 2019 general election described his defection to the PDP as homecoming.

He said “I have always been a PDP family and my defection today is like someone returning back home. I thank everyone who is part of this movement and I promise to help the party emerge victorious in the forthcoming general election.”

The governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, described the defection of Malami Yabo as the icing on the cake of the party’s campaign rally in Yabo town.

He commended the former Ambassador for taking a bold decision in the interest of the people of Sokoto State.

He however assured the people of the local government and the states in general that the PDP governorship candidate  Mallam Saidu Umar will build on the success recorded during his administration.

Also speaking, the guberbatorial candidate of the PDP commended people of Yabo local government for coming out in large numbers to receive PDP members.

He however promised to continue with the good work of Tambuuwal administration once he emerges victorious in the election



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