Ex-Governor Dankwambo’s Deputy, Northern Youth Leader, Others Dump PDP, Defect to APC in Gombe State

Ex-Governor Dankwambo’s Deputy, Northern Youth Leader, Others Dump PDP, Defect to APC in Gombe State

  • The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been hit with the defection of some of its key members in Gombe state
  • Charles Iliya, a former deputy governor of Gombe state, is one of the party's influential chieftains who have now defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)
  • The northeast PDP youth leader Kabiru Jauro also joined the APC and promised to support Governor Muhammadu Yahaya's re-election bid

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Gombe - The former deputy governor of Gombe state, Charles Iliya, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2023 general election.

Iliya was deputy governor to Ibrahim Dankwambo. According to The Punch, he has been a major bedrock to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe South.

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Gombe APC flags-off campaign rally on Tuesday, December 10. Photo credit: @KhalilNafada
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Legit.ng gathers that he was unveiled during the commencement of the APC’s re-election campaign.

Among other prominent defectors is the northeast PDP youth leader Kabiru Jauro.

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Northeast PDP youth leader Kabiru Jauro makes promise after defection

The former PDP chieftain, Jauro, reportedly promised to ss

Speaking, Governor Yahaya described the support as genuine following his performance since 2019.

“The support is genuine because of our performance,” the governor said.

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Similarly, Dr Jamil Isyaku Gwamna, a prominent PDP chieftain has also defected to the APC. Gwamna dumped the PDP for the APC alongside thousands of his supporters.

The influential northern politician announced his defection on Friday, December 9. in Gombe during a press briefing.

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Gwamna was a top campaigner for PDP’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, in the northeast. He was reported to have recently donated campaign office for the realisation of Atiku’s mandate.

Mahmoud Maijama’a: Prominent governorship aspirant, supporters dump APC, defect to PDP in Bauch1

In another report, Alhaji Mahmoud Maijama’a, an APC governorship aspirant in Bauchi state, has defected to the PDP ahead of the 2023 general election.

Maijama’a defected to the PDP with his teeming supporters, according to the statement released by Lawal Muazu Bauchi, a New Media aide to the Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed.

Legit.ng gathered that the former APC guber aspirant was received into the PDP by Governor Mohammed at the Government House in Bauchi.

Source: Legit.ng

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