The Gombe State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lost a chieftain to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with thousands of his supporters.
The politician, Dr Jamil Isyaku Gwamna, declared on Friday that the APC is more organized and hence would not tie himself to a poorly managed camp (referring to the PDP).
Naija News reports that the Sardauna of Gombe announced his defection yesterday while interacting with reporters alongside thousand of his supporters.
Gwamna lamented the leadership of the PDP in the state, noting that they have disregarded the rule of law within the party and has promoted disunity at all level.
He stressed that the party leadership in the state had poorly managed the affairs of the party which led to different factions in the party.
Gwamna who said his political ideology was anchored on unity, inclusiveness, fairness and justice said “if those are not found in the party then there is no reason to be in that camp.”
According to him, the nation’s opposition party cannot manage Gombe State with the crop of leadership it has that prioritises personal interest against 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 while hailing APC as an organized family.
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.