A dramatic scene played out in the city of Gusau, Zamfara State when a former lawmaker, Alhaji Manir Gidanjaja, who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) three weeks ago, returned to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Gidanjaja had on Aug. 8 announced his defection to PDP, but returned to the APC on Monday, during the party’s stakeholders meeting held at the residence of former governor, Abdul’aziz Yari, located in Talata-Mafara area of the state.
NAN reports that while addressing the stakeholders meeting, Gidandanja said that he returned to the APC because his political supporters were not willing to join the PDP.
He said; “I want to use this opportunity to apologise to our APC leader in the state, Alhaji Abdul’aziz Yari, state APC Chairman, Alhaji Lawal Liman and entire APC members in this state over what happened.
“I am seeking your forgiveness over what happened. I am sure those very close to me are aware of the circumstances I found myself which led to my defection to PDP.
“I joined PDP last month due to some reasons beyond my control and since my defection, I have not been recognized, I have not seen good political leadership in PDP.
“I am advising my colleagues, the APC supporters in the state, that you should remain calm and be patient.
“I am aware PDP will be looking for you to defect from APC, I am advising you not to do so.
“I am advising you based on experience, I know what I experienced after my defection to PDP,” Gidanjaja added.