In front of 2019 general elections, around 2000 supporters of People Democratic Party in Gombe State have defected to the All Progressives Congress APC in the State including by the more brother of Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo
Buhari Dankwambo came after the fizzled endeavors of his brother and some political cabal to persuade him to stay in the PDP.
Our reporter discovered that Buhari Dankwambo, until his absconding, had been feeling the squeeze from various quarters to turn around his choice. It was accumulated that he was given sweet offers however he dismissed them.
A source shut to the legislature said the endeavors to prevent Dankwambo from moving to APC was not a direct result of his political importance but rather in light of the fact that it will humiliate for the kindred spirit of a sitting representative who is seeking to be the leader of Nigeria to evacuated to a resistance party.
“Obviously something is wrong; it shows that the governor is not capable of managing situations around him,” the source said.
“We felt we could manage the situation but unfortunately it was above our ability,” the source said, refusing to tell our correspondent details of what transpired, simply said.
“The governor takes the highest proportion of the blame in the whole act.”
Our correspondent gathered that Dankwambo was formally presented with his membership card by the chairman of his Ajiya ward in Gombe North constituency after he registered.
Our correspondent further learnt that his supporters will also join him in APC when he is formally presented to the state leadership of the party at a grand reception in Gombe, the state capital.
In a telephone interview with newsmen Buhari Dankwambo, said that he decided to join APC because the PDP was not fair to him.
“Some people in the PDP have decided not to be fair to me,” he said.
“Since PDP cannot accommodate me I decided to move to the APC to pursue my political ambition.”