March 20, 2023



APC lawmaker decamps as NNPP overtakes PDP, turns minority lead in Gombe meeting

The stakes for the New Nigerian Peoples Occasion (NNPP) in Gombe state forward of the 2023 elections are getting increased.

The get together has now beat the Individuals’s Democratic Occasion (PDP) and have become the minority get together within the state Home of Meeting.

Hon. Bashir Yakubu Barau, who represents the Kaltungo West constituency, left the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) to affix NNPP.

He was acquired into the NNPP by the Gombe state governorship candidate of the get together, Khamisu Ahmad Mailantarki.

Earlier than his defection, the PDP and NNPP had three seats every within the Gombe State Home of Meeting.

Nonetheless, Barau’s defection has shored NNPP’s quantity to 4.

Blueprint studies that the get together is at the moment the most important opposition in the home.

Reacting, the lawmaker stated he joined NNPP as a result of he believes it was finest for the state.

He additionally stated neither the APC nor the PDP has the proper of management to carry the state collectively and assist it develop.

Blueprint studies that since Mailantarki grew to become the NNPP’s governorship candidate, individuals who had been sad with the APC and the PDP have been decamping in droves.

Some state lawmakers, two from the APC and one from the PDP, had beforehand left their events and joined the NNPP.

This gave the NNPP a stronger voice within the state home of meeting.

A former councillor and 4 former deputy chairmen from Billiri, Kwami, and Nafada just lately left the PDP and joined NNPP.

4 former vice chairmen from Billiri native authorities space, one every from Kwami and Nafada LGAs, and a councillor from Billiri native authorities’s Tall ward are among the many defectors.

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