Former Zamfara lawmaker who decamped to PDP returns to APC weeping profusely (photos)


A Zamfara lawmaker, Alhaji Manir Gidanjaja who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) three weeks ago  has returned to his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Gidanjaja on August 8 had announced his defection to PDP, before returning over the weekend crying profusely.

During the APC’s stakeholders meeting held over the weekend at the residence of former governor, Abdul’aziz Yari in Talata-Mafara, Gidanjaja was seen begging for forgiveness from APC leaders as people held him begging him to stop crying.

Speaking about his return, the lawmaker said;

“I am happy to be here today to clear myself from some circumstances I found myself. I want to tell the entire people of Zamfara State and Nigeria that I have returned from PDP to the APC. I returned to APC because my political supporters are not willing to join PDP. 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.”

Liman, the state APC Chairman in his remark thanked the lawmaker for returning to the party. He concluded saying the party has remained strong despite losing leadership of the state following a Supreme Court judgement.

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