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Ex-Jonathan adviser reveals why he is set to dump PDP for APC

A former political adviser to former president Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak has announced his decision to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of the Adamawa state chapter. 

Gulak said there were thousands members of the party voting for cross carpeting to the All Progressives Congress in the recent PDP stakeholders meeting in Yola. According to a report, he explained that they decided to decamp because of the controversial dissolution of the state Working Committee (SWC) of the party by Makarfi caretaker executives. 

Reacting to Gulak’s claim, the state chairman of the party, Barrister Tahir Shehu said Gulak’s defection would be a big relief to the PDP. He linked the failure of PDP to win the state in the last election to Gulak’s imposition of Nuhu Ribadu on the party. 

He further spoke on the recent defection of the party’s deputy governorship candidate in 2015. According to him, he was lured by Governor Jibrilla Bindow whom he alleged promised him APC deputy governorship slot.