PDP Loses Chieftain, Supporters To APC In Gombe

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe State, Jamil Gwamna and his supporters have dumped the party for All Progressives Congress (APC).

Gwamna announced his defection in a statement released through his media assistant, Ibrahim Sani on Saturday.

According to Sani, his principal defected to APC alongside his supporters on Friday.

Sani while giving the reason for the politician’s defection from PDP to APC said Gwamna cited internal crisis, poor leadership, disregard for rule of law within the party and disunity.

Gwamna said “the leadership of the PDP in the state has poorly managed the affairs of the party which led to different factions within the party.

“My political ideology is anchored on unity, inclusiveness, fairness and justice and if those are not found in the party then there is no reason to be in that camp.”

Gwamna, who is also the Sardauna of Gombe, said the PDP could not manage Gombe State with the “crop of leadership it has that prioritises personal interest against collective interest.

“In politics, internal democracy is very key and if you cannot find that playing out, then practising democracy on a larger platform such as governing the state becomes a big issue.”

He claimed that APC in the state is more organised and has managed its affairs in a more family-like manner.

He called on his supporters to mobilise grassroots support across the state to ensure that APC retained the state with a better voting margin than that of 2019.

This article was originally published on Naija News

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