The Zamfara State coordinator for President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign in the 2019 general elections, Alhaji Bature Sambo and other top officials of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Other defectors who dumped the APC in the ceremony held at the Government House in Gusau included the current Board Chairman of the National Hospital, Port Harcourt, Alhaji Muktari Anka, the immediate past Commissioner for Youth Development, Alhaji Abdullahi Mohammed, an immediate past Special Adviser, Alhaji Ibrahim Ajala and over 6,000 other supporters of the APC.

Speaking on behalf of the defectors at the ceremony, Sambo said they decided to dump the APC because of the exemplary performance of the state governor, Bello Matawalle within a few months of his administration.

Sambo stated that Governor Matawalle has been able to end banditry in the state in less than two weeks of his tenure, a feat he said the immediate past APC administration was unable to achieve.

He further pledged that he and all his supporters would give the governor the support and cooperation needed for him to succeed.

Receiving the defectors, Governor Matawalle assured them of equal treatment with other members of the PDP, warning supporters of the former governor, AbdulAziz Yari to desist from creating unnecessary tension in the state or face severe penalties.