Former Jigawa Governor Saminu Turaki rejoins PDP to contest senatorial seat


A former governor of Jigawa State Ibrahim Saminu Turaki yesterday rejoined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ending his sojourn in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Saminu Turaki returned to the PDP alongside top APC politicians from his district including a former Commissioner for Women Affairs in the state, Ladi Dansure.

The former governor told reporters in his Kano residence that he rejoined the PDP to move Jigawa state forward and to liberate people from the dictatorial rules of the APC.

However, it was learned that Saminu Turaki is contesting for the Jigawa North-west senatorial district.

An aspirant for the seat under the PDP, Nasiru Umar Roni, has stepped down for him.

In his remarks, the state’s PDP chairperson, Babandi Gumel, said the former governor rejoined the PDP with thousands of his supporters.

He said Saminu Turaki was welcomed by the entire family of the PDP in Jigawa state including former governor Sule Lamido.