A lawmaker representing Maru North Constituency in Zamfara State House of Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Yakubu, has defected from All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the lawmaker lost state assembly ticket to an opponent, Ibrahim Abu at the APC state assembly primary.

Yakubu was the only legislator who failed to win his constituency among the serving members of the assembly during the APC primary.

Confirming his defection to NAN on Wednesday in Gusau, Yakubu said he was yet to explain his reason for defecting to the PDP.

“It is true I defected to the Peoples Democratic Party but I am still making some consultations before I announce my reasons for the action,” the lawmaker explained.

NAN reports that the lawmaker, had on Saturday, attended a PDP occasion in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area of the state when Vice-President, Alhaji Namadi Sambo, visited the state.

Sambo witnessed the graduation ceremony of 300 youths from the youth skills acquisition programme initiated by Sen. Sahabi Ya’u of Zamfara North. [NAN]


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