A League of 66 Fulani herdsmen Leaders, Ardos and Magajis, and a thousand followers from 8 Local Government Areas of Sokoto State, have dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
This was disclosed by the State Chairman of the APC Fulanis nationwide, Alhaji Shehu Aliyu, on Thursday.
Aliyu said that the defectors from Silame, Wamakko, Tangaza, Gudu, Yabo, Shagari, Binji, and Tureta Local Government Areas, left their former party, due to neglect by the party Leaders.
He bemoaned the dearth of adequate grazing reserves, cattle routes, and water points.
The Chairman, added that the Leaders and their followers, decided to pitch their camps with the APC, and work to ensure the success of its Candidates, during the forthcoming Gubernatorial and State Assembly polls.
Sokoto State Chairman of the APC, Alhaji Isa Sadiq Achida, assured that the APC-led State Government, would accord top priority to all the basic needs of the Fulanis and their livestock.
He therefore, urged them to go out enmasse, come March 9, to vote for all APC Candidates.
Also, the Chairman of the APC Elders Committee, Alhaji Tambari Tafida, also assured of the party’s readiness to meet their needs, if Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto and Faruku Malami Yabo, emerge as Governor and Deputy Governor, respectively.