Jigawa Former Deputy Governor and His Supporters Dump APC, Defect To PDP
Ahmed Mahmoud Gumel, the former deputy governor of Jigawa State and prospective APC candidate for governor in 2023, has resigned from the party in power.
Ejesgist.ng reports that he afterwards joined the PDP, the Peoples Democratic Party.
After an emergency meeting, the State PDP Chairman, Ali Dinginsa, revealed his defection in an interview with the Daily Post.
He said that the former deputy governor, along with hundreds of his supporters, left the All Progressives Congress, the party in power, and joined the Peoples Democratic Party.
There are indications that the former Deputy Governor resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, due to ”intra-party conflict, disunity and lack of commitment and confidence in the party stalwarts towards the success of the party for the coming general elections.
Recall that the former Deputy Governor had, in 2015, dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, a few months before the general election for the All Progressive Congress APC.