The Minority leader of the Gombe State House of Assembly, Honourable Ahmed Usman Haruna (APC) has formally declared his defection to the PDP.
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Honourable Ahmed made the declaration during the House plenary where he said the decision followed the injustice that characterized the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State.
He said after the APC’s faulty congresses, the party slammed an unjustified suspension on him through blackmail because of his stand for justice.
He explained that after seeking justice through a letter he wrote to the national office of the APC, he was denied justice for the undemocratic suspension which led him to take the decision to defect to PDP.
He said he had come to the realization that the APC has no respect for it’s constitution and the country’s constitution and that its manifestoes were merely for campaign purposes.
With these reasons, Honourable Ahmed said, “I will not allow myself to be ridiculed or rubbished, I therefore announce my defection to the PDP”.
The Speaker, Honourable Abubakar Nasiru Nono and the Majority Leader, Honourable Amos Fabulous, while welcoming him, assured him that he and his constituency will never regret the decision.
Honourable Fabulous particularly described him as a material that the PDP will love to have in it’s fold. He there after invited Ahmed to the State PDP Secretariat for his ‘baptism’ of fire into the PDP.
However, reacting to the development, the Gombe State APC Public Relations Officer (PRO), Honourable Naomi Joel Awak described the defection as not having any negative effect on the APC.
She said the likes of Honourable Ahmed were only used by the opposition to destroy the APC, but having realized their failure, Honourable Ahmed has now returned to where he belonged.
In her words, ” his likes are not truly APC members and I can boldly tell you that with or without Honourable Ahmed in our party, we will win elections in Gombe State and Nigeria in 2019″.