April 2, 2023



2023: Combined reactions as ex-Jigawa deputy governor defects to PDP 

Combined reactions have continued to path the defection of a two-term former deputy governor of Jigawa state, Alhaji Ahmed Mahmoud Gumel, from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP).

Mahmoud lately introduced his defection from the ruling get together to the opposition Peoples Democratic Occasion (PDP).

Gumel made the announcement when in a resignation letter tendered to the chairman of the APC Galadimawa ward in Gumel city, the headquarters of Gumel native authorities space.  

He cited irreconcilable variations with the management of the ruling get together as the principle motive for his defection again to the PDP for the second time.

Mahmoud was seen as a key and powerful ally within the APC and his defection is more likely to have important implications for the ruling get together’s probabilities within the forthcoming polls within the state.

Nonetheless, Mahmoud’s defection was met with blended reactions among the many public. 

Some applauded his resolution, saying that it was a courageous transfer which confirmed he was not afraid to face up for what he believed in.

Others criticised the defection, saying that it was a egocentric transfer which might solely serve to additional polarise the state’s politics in addition to warmth up the polity.

In the meantime, the PDP has welcomed the defection. 

The PDP state chairman, Alhaji Idris Digintsa, mentioned it was a transparent signal that PDP is the get together of selection for these looking for a greater future for the state.

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