The Zamfara State governor, Mahmud Shinkafi has said the exit of credible personalities from the All Nigeria Peoples Party marked the 'death of the party beyond resurrection'.

Mr. Shinkafi, who spoke at the formal defection of ANPP federal and state lawmakers to the PDP on Monday in Gusau, said the ANPP could no longer provide a credible platform for the actualisation of genuine political dreams.

'A dream party should be one that has a national outlook in terms of membership, structure, as well as articulated agenda for development and progress,' the governor said.

He said the exit of a respected personality like Muhammadu Buhari from the party was a testimony to its final collapse as a leading opposition party in the country.

According to him, the PDP in the state had mapped out strategies to ensure victory in the 2011 general elections.

Those who graced the occasion included the Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, and the deputy governors of Katsina, Niger and Sokoto states.

The PDP National Chairman, Vincent Ogbbulafor; Senate President David Mark and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, were also represented at the event.