Gombe Loses Assembly’s Minority Leader to PDP

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    Segun Awofadeji in Gombe

    The Minority Leader of the Gombe State House of Assembly, Hon. Ahmed Usman Haruna, has formally defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

    Ahmed made the declaration during the House plenary yesterday where he said the decision followed the injustice that characterised the APC in the State.

    He said after the APC’s faulty congresses, the party slammed an unjustified suspension on him on May 30, 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.

    Ahmed said he had realised that the APC has no respect for its constitution, the country’s constitution and that its manifestoes were merely for campaign purposes.

    With these reasons, Ahmed said, “I will not allow myself to be ridiculed or rubbished, I therefore announce my defection to the PDP.”

    The Speaker, Hon. Abubakar Nasiru Nono and the Majority Leader, Hon. Amos Fabulous, while welcoming him, assured him that he and his constituency will never regret such decision.

    However, reacting to the development, the state APC Public Relations Officer (PRO), Honourable Naomi Joel Awak, described the defection as not having any negative effect on the APC.