The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto was on Wednesday dealt a blow as its candidate for Tureta state Constituency in the August 20 bye-election in Sokoto State, Jazuli Liman, defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), reports New Telegraph.
Liman announced his defection in Tsamiya village at the inauguration of the campaigns for the poll to be conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Liman said he decided to join the APC because of its remarkable achievements, at all levels.
He said he would be working for Abdullahi Rand, the candidate of the APC in the election.
With Liman’s defection less than 10 days to the bye-election , the PDP will have to conduct a fresh primary election to pick another candidate for the election