Former governor of Kebbi State, Adamu Aliero, on Thursday formally announced his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Aliero, a serving member of the 9th Senate, representing Kebbi Central Senatorial District was also former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),
Declaring his defection in Birnin Kebbi, the Kebbi State capital, Aliero said his decision was informed by his effort to fulfill the desire of his teeming supporters spread across the state.
He said: “I, Muhammadu Adamu Aliero, people of my constituency, that is Kebbi Central and my teeming supporters from across Kebbi State have resolved to defect from APC to PDP due to the injustices we endured in our former party, APC.
“Those in support of my political ideology were deceived and treated unjustly, hence the need for us to leave the party for another political party where we feel we shall be accommodated and treated justly.”
Aliero said, before arriving at a conclusion of leaving the party, he made several efforts to resolve the issue including complaining to the national headquarters of the party but in spite of the intervention of party officials, nothing positive came out of it.
He appealed to all his supporters in Kebbi Central Senatorial District as well as other loyalists across the state to vote for PDP to ensure its victory at all levels.