The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been losing its strength and vibrancy in Gombe State due to defection of some of its key members as Charles Iliya, a former deputy governor of the
has now defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)
The northeast PDP youth leader Kabiru Jauro also joined the APC and promised to supports Governor Muhammadu Yahaya’s re-election bid
Iliya was deputy governor to Ibrahim Dankwambo has has been a major bedrock to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe South.
Speaking, Governor Yahaya described the support as genuine following his performance since 2019.
“The support is genuine because of our performance,” the governor said.
Recall that Dr Jamil Isyaku Gwamna, a prominent PDP chieftain has also defected to the APC. Gwamna dumped the PDP for the APC alongside thousands of his supporters.
The influential northern politician announced his defection on Friday, December 9. in Gombe during a press briefing.
Gwamna was a top campaigner for PDP’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, in the northeast. He was reported to have recently donated campaign office for the realisation of Atiku’s mandate.