- Jamil Isyaku Gwamna, a governorship aspirant on the platform of the PDP, has announced his defection to the APC
- He said his decision was never about him as a person but it was about the interest of the people who associated with him during his aspiration
- Gwamna who lost the PDP’s ticket to Senator Usman Bayero Nafada said he left the party because of injustice meted on him
Jamil Isyaku Gwamna, a governorship aspirant on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe state, on Tuesday, October 2, officially defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Gwamna earlier rejected results of the PDP primary election that produced Senator Bayero Nafada as the governorship candidate in the state said he left the party because of injustice meted on him.
Leadership reports that he said leaving the PDP was not an easy decision to make considering being in the party since 2007 and the huge investment and sacrifice he has made in building the party.
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Gwamna said the decision was never about him as a person but it was about the interest of the people who associate with him during his aspiration and more importantly the collective interest and future of Gombe people.
According to him, “For me politics has always been an opportunity to serve and make contribution towards the development of my people and the nation.”
“I am not seeking for the seat of the governor for personal interest but for the people, having considered the injustice in the PDP we have to seek for an alternative to resist and stop the evil agenda of one man to put our people in perpetual enslavement.
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“Having consulted with the supporters we have decided to leave the PDP, we are joining forces with eminent Gombe sons and daughters to work tirelessly to ensure the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari and Inuwa Yahaya in the APC”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that a governorship aspirant on the platform of the PDP, Jamilu Gwamna, rejected the results of the election that produced Senator Bayero Nafada as the party’s governorship candidate in Gombe state.
Nafada scored 1,104 votes to defeat 12 other aspirants including Gwamna, who scored 147 votes to come second.
Gwamna in a release titled: “The Stolen Mandate: Gombe state PDP Governorship Primary Election," said the result was not a reflection of the delegates’ choice.
He said: “The result is not a reflection of delegates’ choice. The result of this election is a disruption of the democratic tentacles upon which our party stands.’’
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