A former Zamfara state Governor, Alhaji Abdulaziz Yari, and Senator Kabiru Garba Marafa have made good their threats to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The duo have been engaged in a supremacy battle with the incumbent Governor Bello Matawalle who later dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that brought him to power for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Chairman of the opposition PDP in the state, retired Colonel Bala Mande, broke the news shortly after a stakeholders’ meeting in Gusau, the state capital, on Sunday.

Col. Mande said they had finalised the issue of the defection of Yari and Marafa with an agreement to work for the development of the Party.

“We have all agreed to work for the development of the party and the PDP in the state has welcome them to its fold. We will ensure justice and fairness to all members even after we have won elections in 2023.”

“The date for their grand reception to our party will be announced later but we are going to implement all the agreements reached during the stakeholders meeting,” Col. Mande said.

The Chairman Publicity Secretary of Yari faction of the APC, Alhaji Ibrahim Muhammad Birnin Magaji, confirmed the development with out giving further details

“Yes , it is true we are moving to opposition PDP, and this is all I can say for now,” Birnin Magaji said.

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