- The PDP has lost another top politician, Salisu Ningi, to the APC in Bauchi state
- Ningi, a former member of the House of Representatives is an ally of Dogara who also recently left the PDP for the APC
- The former lawmaker said he abandoned the PDP because he can no longer identify with its failure
The Peoples Democratic Party has been hit with another high profile defection as a former House of Representatives member Salisu Ningi has dumped the party in Bauchi state.
The Nation reported that Ningi joined forces with the immediate past speaker of the lower legislative chamber, Yakubu Dogara, whom he described as his political mentor.
Dogara recently dumped the PDP and returned to the ruling APC in a surprising political move that birthed political speculations.
Legit.ng gathers that Ningi who represented Ningi /Warji Federal Constituency made this known via a letter of resignation of membership addressed to the PDP chairman of Ningi West ward.
He said the atmosphere was no longer conducive for him and his followers to continue to be identified with the “failure of the PDP.”
"You will recall that, during the 2019 General Elections, high profile politicians from my dear state, Bauchi led by my Boss/Mentor, His Excellency Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara decamped to PDP to oust the bad government of M.A. Abubakar and successfully installed Sen. Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad, but along the line after watching with keen interest, I discovered that issues that made us come together to rescue our dear state have not been addressed,” he wrote.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Dogara's defection had inspired more re-alignment among politicians especially from the north.
Just recently, the commissioner of commerce and industry in Bauchi, Mohammed Al-Hassan Sadiq, resigned from the state's cabinet.
Sadiq announced this decision of his on Tuesday, August 18, in a letter of resignation addressed to Governor Bala Mohammed.
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In other news, Bauchi state governor, Senator Bala Muhammed, has temporarily lost multimillion naira property to the federal government.
This was announced by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC) when the agency said it seized the property which the governor acquired when he was the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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