The imbroglio that trailed PDP Presidential primary Election ahead of 2019 General Elections, that fell below the expectations of some members of the PDP, the outcome is that about 2000 supporters of People Democratic Party in Gombe State have defected to the All Progressives Congress APC in the State including the younger brother of Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo
Buhari Dankwambo came after the failed efforts of his brother and some political bigwigs to convince him to remain in the PDP.
It was revealed that that Buhari Dankwambo, until his defection, had been under pressure from different quarters to reverse his decision. It was gathered that he was given juicy offers but he rejected them.
A source closed to the government said the efforts to stop Dankwambo from moving to APC was not because of his political relevance but because it will be embarrassing for the blood brother of a sitting governor who is aspiring to be the president of Nigeria to decamped to an opposition 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 source details of what transpired.
“The governor takes the highest proportion of the blame in the whole act.”
It is on record that Dankwambo was formally presented with his membership card by the Chairman of his Ajiya Ward in Gombe North Constituency after he registered.
It was also further revealed 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.
With his complaint it is obvious that PDP cannot accommodate him so he decided to move to the APC to pursue his political ambition.”