Ahead of the 2023 general elections a prominent chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe state, Dr Jamil Isyaku Gwamna, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)
Leadership newspaper reports tha Gwamna dumped the PDP for the APC alongside thousands of his supporters. Friday,. in Gombe in a press briefing.
Gwamna cited internal crisis, poor leadership, disregard for rule of law within the party and disunity made him leave the PDP for the APC.
He added that the PDP’s leadership in Gombe state was poorly being managed which led to the emergence of different factions.
The popular politician who is also the Sardauna of Gombe said his political ideology was anchored on unity, inclusiveness, fairness and justice, said he cannot belong to any party where such ideals are absent.
Further speaking about why he left the PDP, Gwamna said the party cannot manage Gombe state with the crop of leadership it has that prioritises personal interest against collective interest.
Speaking on his choice of the APC, Gwamna said his new party is more organised in Gombe than any political party 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 retains the state with a better voting margin than that of 2019.