The Deputy Governor of Sokoto State Mannir Dan Iya has defected out of the PDP.
This is contained in a letter he personally signed dated 8th of February 2023 and addressed to his Chairman of Kware ward political constituency.
Detail of reasons for his defection were not made known in the letter, but the politician thanked his former party for giving him the opportunity to serve in various capacities.
It could be recalled that, Mannir Dan Iya was elected as running mate to Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal during the 2019 General elections as Governor and Deputy Governor respectively.
Before the 2019 he was commissioner ministry for local government during the first tenure of Governor Tambuwal before his deputy Ahmad Aliyu refused to join him when he Tamnuwal decided to move out of the APC and join the PDP where Mannir Daniya was single-handedly picked and elevated for the post of Deputy Governor.