You Can’t Defect To APC With Our Mandate, PDP Tells Matawalle, Others

The Peoples Democratic Party has cautioned the Governor of Zamfara State, Bello Matawalle, members of the Zamfara State House of Assembly, and those of the National Assembly from the state against defecting to the All Progressives Congress.

The PUNCH reported that Matawalle will dump the PDP for the APC tomorrow.

Reacting, the PDP stated that Matawalle defecting to the APC amounts to a decision to vacate office.

According to the party, “No law allows him to cross over to any other party with the governorship mandate statutorily given to the PDP through the ballot box.”

This was disclosed in a statement titled, ‘Zamfara: PDP Cautions Matawalle, NASS, SHoA Members Against Defection,’ signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.

It read, “The PDP is watching developments in Zamfara State as they concern reports of plans by the state governor, Bello Matawalle, to cross over to the APC.

“The PDP categorically cautions Matawalle to know that his plans amount to a decision to vacate office as no law allows him to cross over to any other party with the governorship mandate statutorily given to the PDP through the ballot box, as already established by the provision of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) and the standing judgment of the Supreme Court.



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