Following his absence at the meeting in Kano State where the decision was reached and announced, there were fears Wamakko would distance himself from the decision of his G-7 colleagues to fuse into the APC.
But speaking with journalists in Sokoto shortly after his arrival from a foreign trip in Dakar, Senegal, where he delivered a paper at a forum on Good Governance and Leadership in Africa organised by the African Union (AU) Commission, Wamakko, unlike his Niger and Jigawa State counterparts – Babangida Aliyu and Sule Lamido respectively, confirmed his defection to the APC.
“I was part and parcel of that decision and I was fully involved in taking it.
“The decision was taken before I travelled to Senegal. We held a meeting where the decision was reached,” Wamakko was quoted as saying.