Few weeks to the general election, Bala Bello Tinka who is the director general of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign organisation in Gombe state has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
This, according to Premium Times, was disclosed by the presidency in a statement by presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina.
Adesina claimed that Tinka (alias Tinka Point) met with President Muhammadu Buhari at State House, Abuja, on Thursday night. He added that Tinka pledged allegiance to the APC.
“Coming exactly a fortnight to the presidential election, the defection of Alhaji Tinka deals a massive blow to the PDP in Gombe. PDP currently governs the state, and has done so since 2003.”
“President Muhammadu Buhari campaigns in Gombe and Alhaji Tinka is expected to formally join the APC, alongside others, during the event.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had also reported that Mainasara Sajo, a former government house permanent secretary 10 local government chairmen with 3,510 other members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Suru local government in Kebbi state have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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Sajo who was once a permanent secretary for the state government during Saidu Dakingari term publicly made his defection known at a PDP campaign rally for the party’s governorship candidate, Isa Galaudu, on Thursday, January 31.
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