Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle has officially dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The official defection took place in Gusau, the state capital on Tuesday evening at an event attended by some APC governors and chieftains.
Matawalle was also presented with the APC flag by Mai Mala Buni, governor of Yobe and chairman of the APC caretaker committee.
Some APC governors who attended the event included Nasir el-Rufai, Yahaya Bello, and Simon Lalong, of Kaduna, Kogi, and Plateau states respectively.
The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha who was also present at the ceremony, represented President Muhammadu Buhari.
Delivering the President’s message, Mustapha said: “I’m proud of your timely and wise decision to join the governing party and our doors are wide open to other politicians who believe in our vision to rebuild Nigeria.
“Your voluntary decision to join our party confirms the fact that our agenda for good governance is the only reason why Nigerians are getting attracted to the APC because the other alternative didn’t work.”