The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it will capture more states in the 2019 general elections, we gather.
Joseph Gumbari, Secretary, North-West zone of the party, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Jos that defectors from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will help PDP dethrone the ruling party.
“Sokoto is already in the kitty; Kano is within grasp while Kaduna and Jigawa are ‘practically’ back to the fold.
“Zamfara people are feeling neglected. They have continued to express their disappointment and have vowed to show their anger during the polls in 2019.
“We are also taking the battle to President Muhammadu Buhari’s home in Katsina State where we are not doing badly.
“We got more than 60,000 votes during the senatorial bye-elections in his constituency last week which is a good showing.
“There is some cause for celebration, but we are not taking anything for granted.
“We are still working for the return of more people that made us thick before they derailed in 2015,” Gumbari said.
The former member of the National Assembly noted that his party was poised to stage a comeback in the zone believed to have the highest number of voters in the country.
He claimed that more defectors would soon be received, saying that the party’s doors were open to people ready to join its train.