Governor of Sokoto State Aminu Tambuwal has announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He made the announcement in a tweet on Wednesday via the Sokoto Government House (@SokotoGovtHouse):
He wrote: “I have consulted widely especially with the Sokoto people and they have confidently assured me of my next political move. I hereby defect officially to the @OfficialPDPNig. Power to the People”
Before the announcement, there was a massive gathering of people outside the Governement House, even as the state government tweeted an earlier notification, “Big announcement coming from @SokotoGovtHouse. Details shortly.”