A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state, Dr Dauda Lawal, has exited the ruling party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Lawal also declared his interest to contest the governorship election on the platform of his new party, PDP, Channels TV reported.
It was gathered that the former APC chieftain made the announcement over the weekend while addressing a crowd of supporters at his residence in Gusau, the state capital.
After announcing his defection, Lawal described the APC-led government both at the state and federal levels as a failure, saying that the party was tired and faltering
The governorship aspirant explained that his decision to join the governorship race was because of his concern for the security and economic challenges bedeviling various parts of Zamfara.
He said Zamfara was one of the worst-hit states in terms of insecurity and as a concerned citizen of the state, there was a need to bring the much-needed change in the affairs of governance in the state.