By Amuda Dan Sulaiman Fab
A former Gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe State, Jamil Isyaku Gwamna, has returned back to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with thousands of his supporters.
The ex-gubernatorial aspirant had dumped the ruling APC for PDP in February, 2022 where he contested the primary election but lost to Muhammad Barde, the party’s current governorship candidate.
Gwamna was a top campaigner for PDP’s presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, in the North-East, where he recently donated campaign office for the realisation of Abubakar’s mandate.
He, however, announced his defection back to the APC on Friday in Gombe while chatting with journalists.
Gwamna, who returned to APC alongside his thousands of supporters blamed internal crisis, poor leadership, disregard for rule of law within the party and disunity as reasons for his decision to dump the PDP.
According to him, the leadership of the PDP in the state had poorly managed affairs of the party which led to different factions within the party.
He said his political ideology is anchored on unity, inclusiveness, fairness and justice and “if those are not found in the party then there is no reason to be in that camp.”
Gwamna disclosed that the PDP cannot manage Gombe State with the kind of it’s present leadership, saying that the leaders prioritise personal interest above collective interest.
“In politics, internal democracy is very key and if you cannot find that playing out, then practising democracy on a larger platform such as governing the state becomes a big issue.”
Gwamna said that the APC is more organised in Gombe State than any political party and has managed its affairs in a more family-like manner.
He called on his supporters to mobilise grassroots support across the state to ensure that APC retains the state with a better voting margin than that of 2019.