Governor Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko of Sokoto State yesterday claimed that three governors from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are set to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) between now and end of September.
Two of the governors, he said, are from the North, while the third is from the South.
Wamakko made this comment while speaking with newsmen at the venue of the APC North West caucus meeting in Kaduna to formally strategise ahead of its planned zonal rally in Sokoto State, early next month.
Wamakko said: “We met here to first and foremost put a functional zonal office and other offices to fill the gap and to hold zonal rallies to kick start our party’s victory stride by 2015.
“As I am talking to you now, three PDP governors are set to join the APC between now and the end of September. Two of the governors are from the North while the third one is from the South”.
When asked to comment on allegations that he has a preferred candidate as his successor, the governor said: “Only God makes leaders, I cannot tell you who will succeed me in Sokoto State”.
On the defection of Malam Nuhu Ribadu from the APC to the PDP, Wamakko declined comments because he believes the former anti-corruption czar is a man of his own who can take decisions for himself.
The meeting was attended by APC chieftains from the Northwest zone including Kano State Governor, Engr. Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso; former Governor of Zamfara State, Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima; and a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Bello Masari.