Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 governorship election in Zamfara State, Dr. Dauda Lawal, has debunked claims making the rounds on social media that he has concluded plans to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) soon.
It may be recalled that on May 26, 2022, Dr. Lawal clinched the PDP governorship ticket to contest for the office of the governor of Zamfara State in the 2023 general election.
In a press release issued by the Dauda Lawal Media Office (DLMO) made available to journalists in Gusau on Saturday, the Office said the claims of possible defection were false and mischievous and aimed at misleading the public.
The Media Office assured that Lawal was still very much in the race and will see it to a logical conclusion come 2023, adding that PDP would win and govern Zamfara State, considering his fast-growing popularity and political might across the State.
The statement stressed that Lawal was ready and confident in his cause to unseat the ruling APC, to wipe away the tears that the incumbent administration has allegedly caused the people of Zamfara through the institutionalisation of banditry, poverty, and penury in the State.
The statement reads, “To our dear supporters and party members of Zamfara State, do not listen to any rumour purporting that Dr. Dauda Lawal is making plans to defect to the APC. This is an absolute fallacy and could only have happened in the imagination of the rumor peddler.
“Peddling rumour of Dauda Lawal’s defection is a sign that the ruling APC in Zamfara State is already jittery, having seen the massive acceptance of Lawal and the PDP across the length and breadth of Zamfara State.
“We call on the good people of Zamfara to ignore any rumour claiming that our candidate has perfected plans to defect to any party or that he is no longer in the race. Dauda is very much in the race, and he is winning, by the special grace of Allah and the support of the good people of Zamfara State.”
The Media Office further warned the ruling party in the State to stop peddling unnecessary falsehood, saying that such would only make Lawal and PDP more popular in the State.