- The former deputy governor of Nasarawa state, Chief Luka Barau Dameshi, has returned to his former party, APC
- Dameshi resigned from the PDP after spending about seven years under the umbrella of the opposition party
- The former northern ex-deputy governor defected to from the ruling party back in 2014 under the Umaru Tanko Al-Makura-led government
Chief Luka Barau Dameshi, a former deputy governor of Nasarawa, on Friday, September 17, joined the All Progressives Congress (APC), having resigned his membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In 2014, Dameshi defected from the APC to the PDP under the then Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura-led administration (2011 to 2015).
However, in a letter addressed to the chairman of the party in his electoral ward, Ningo/Boher, Akwanga local government area of the state, Dameshi disclosed his latest decision.
Leadership reports that when asked his reason for returning to his former political platform, he stated that it is a personal resolve.
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Anxiety in Nasarawa as APC governor sacks all his commissioners, aides
Meanwhile, the Nasarawa state governor, Abdullahi Sule, had sacked all his commissioners, senior special advisers and special assistants in the state.
The governor made the announcement during an emergency state executive council meeting held at the Government House, Lafia on Monday, August 30.
The governor, however, appreciated the sacked aides for the commitment and services rendered to his administration, stressing that his administration would continue to count on their support in the future.
Responding on behalf of the former appointees, Prof. Abdulkarim Abubakar, who until now was the state attorney-general and commissioner for justice, commended the governor for giving them the opportunity to serve the state and his administration.
He assured the governor of their continued support ahead of the 2023 general election. The dissolution has finally laid to rest rumours of eminent cabinet dissolution that had been making the rounds.
Sources close to the government house according to the newspaper said that some of the sacked members of the cabinet would be reappointed.
Top government officials said that most of the political appointees were recommended to the governor by his predecessors, thereby hindering the governor’s performance as expected.