Dr Babayo Liman, the North-East Zonal Secretary of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and many of his supporters have dumped the party and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Gombe State.
Liman revealed his defection in an interview with pressmen in Gombe, the state capital, where he also declared his support for PDP presidential flag bearer Atiku Abubakar.
He disclosed that left his position in Rabiu Kwankwaso's Presidential Campaign Council to support Atiku because of the latter's track record.
“We registered more than 3.6 million people in the North-East region under the NNPP and Gombe State is one of the states in my zone, hence the need for me to go round and inform my supporters that I defected to the PDP.
“I am resigning my appointment as the North-East Zonal Secretary of the NNPP, as a member of the Presidential Campaign Council of the NNPP, and as a coordinator of the Kwankwasiya in the zone.
“We have nothing to do with the NNPP and Kwankwasiya again; not only me defected, with me here is the Zonal Public Relations Officer, Ibrahim Tal, who also resigned his appointment to support Atiku Abubakar with our supporters as you can see.
“I want to seize this opportunity to inform you that we have more than 600,000 NNPP members in Gombe and we have defected and obtain PDP membership cards”, he said.
Liman stated that Kwankwaso should withdraw from the presidential race and pitch his tent with Atiku.
“Atiku Abubakar has the capacity to salvage the country from its present hardship and dwindling economy following his track record in the past as the Vice President of Nigeria", he added.
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