Gloria Ogbu


The Zamfara State deputy governorship candidate under the platform of the People’s Democratic Party, Malam Mani, has debunked rumours that the party’s standard bearer in the state, Dauda Lawal Dare, was defecting to the All Progressives Congress.

He made this known to journalists in Gusau over the weekend, saying that there was no iota of truth in the purported story.

He said, “Dauda Lawal Dare has never thought of defecting to APC.”

According to him, it was a complete lie circulated by some mischief makers who misled the general public.

“Dauda has no plan whatsoever of living the PDP and will contest and win the governorship election under the platform of the PDP in 2023”.

“Those who are spreading the rumors of Dauda’s defection to APC are those who are not comfortable with this growing popularly,” Mani said.

He also stressed that Dauda was still in the race and would pursue the issue until he finally clinched power by the grace of God.

Mani expressed optimism that the PDP would win Zamfara State, considering the large number of people defecting to PDP from APC and other parties daily.

He called on the people of the state to support the candidature of Lawal Dare to save the state from total disintegration due to persistent insecurity challenges.