Sokoto State Commissioner of Information, Barrister Bello Muhammad Goronyo, on Tuesday, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The erstwhile commissioner was appointed by Governor Tambuwal in October last year. But he decamped to APC at the flag off of its campaigns in the hometown of its leader, Wamakko town, headquarters of Wamakko local government.
Goronyo said at the event, “I am back into the fold of the APC. Senator Wamakko is my able and dependable father. He is a just, honest and a transparent leader.
“This day is very historic for me, my family and all my political associates. I have admitted making mistakes, but, I should be forgiven.
“I hereby promise to work assiduously to ensure the success of the candidates of the party, at all levels during the forthcoming general polls.”
The former Information Commissioner, who until his defection was the Chairman of PDP Publicity Committee, Gubernatorial Campaign Council in the state, averred that President Muhammadu Buhari had made giant strides, to move Nigeria forward, just like Senator Wamakko did between 2007 and 2015 when he was governor of Sokoto State.
The leader of the APC in the state, as well as the Coordinator, North Western Presidential Campaign Council, Senator Wamakko, who represents Sokoto North senatorial district, welcomed back Barrister Bello, Muhammad Goronyo.
Wamakko described Goronyo as a true and loyal son, adding, “I am sincerely elated with this happy development.”
The APC gubernatorial candidate in the state, Alhaji Ahmed, Aliyu Sokoto, also lauded the former Information Commissioner for the action saying,”he defected to the party with no strings attached.”
The statement further disclosed that the highlight of the ceremony was the earlier defection of no fewer than 7,400 members of the PDP to the APC, from Wamakko local government.