The People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Gombe state chapter, has felt the brunt of change following the mass defection of its big fishes to the All Progressive Congress, APC. Among the people who left the former ruling party is Alhaji Abibakar Habu Mu’azu, former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s Campaign Coordinator in Gombe state.
Substantiating rumours linking him to APC as he obtained his membership card at his Kashere Ward in Akko local government area of Gombe state, Mu’azu said it was his love for the state and the consequent need to join others in initiating the course of progressive change in the state that prompted him to move to the APC, having seen many things that call for change.
“Other big names that made similar moves, with our supporters, include former Minister of Transport, Senator Abdullahi Idris, former Gombe State Deputy Governor Lazarus Yoriyo and former FCT Minister, Dr. Modibbo Umar.
“We also have Senator Saidu Rufai Alkali (who represented Gombe North in the Seventh Assembly), Jamilu Isiaku Gomna, Haruna Luka and many others who we shall know in the course of time.
“This we have done because of our love for the state as there are so many things we have observed that needs to be changed.
“Since we have been privileged to change the top (president), we in Gombe want to change the bottom of the ladders also.
“We want to ensure that come 2019, Gombe will be under APC because we have not joined the party to obtain ticket by force but to put heads together, correct the past mistakes and strategise for the future.”
Receiving the new members to the party, Adamu Fata who is the zonal vice chairman of the APC in Gombe state pointed out that the entrance of Mr. Mu’azu into the APC has made him equal with other members of the party as he was now “part of the party’s ideology of collective struggle and success.”