Son in-law to former Defence Minister, General Aliyu Gusau (retd.), Umaru Bature, has dumped the opposition Peoples Democratic Party to join the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Bature, a former member of the House of Representatives from Sokoto State and an associate of Governor Aminu Tambuwal, was presented with a membership card of his new party at the Sokoto North LGA party office, in Sokoto, on Monday.
Speaking at the event, Bature said he felt at home, considering the fact that he was part and parcel of the negotiation that led to the setting up of the APC.
“But due to some differences ahead of the 2015 elections,” he said he tarried a while and remained with the PDP.
“I thank Governor Tambuwal and other leaders of the APC in Sokoto, notably Umarun Kwabo and Senator Aliyu Wamakko, for making me realise that my services are needed here. This is a wonderful opportunity for me to give my best among my friends for the development of our state.
“I urge all my supporters to know of this decision of joining the APC and I want them to follow suit by picking up their membership cards. Together, we will make Sokoto greater,” the former chairman of the House Committee on Interior added.
In his remarks, the Chairman, APC, Sokoto North LGA, Alhaji Muhammad Dangoggo, commended Bature for the bold decision he took in joining the APC. He said the party was laying solid foundation for the unity, stability and progress of Sokoto State and Nigeria.
“Our Change mantra is gaining foothold across the country and we are making necessary impact. We are instilling moral and ethical values, and very soon, the result of our efforts will be very glaring for all to see,” Dangoggo said.