Chief of Staff to former Governor Danjuma Goje, Umaru Chikere,
has left the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic
Chikere, who served Goje in his first term, 2003-2007, joined the PDP
with his supporters at a ceremony on Wednesday in Kumo, Gombe state.
Alhaji Garba Nasara, PDP Chairman of Akko Local Government Area
received Chikere and other defectors.
Chikere is eyeing the Gombe central senatorial seat, now being
occupied by Goje, a senator on the platform of the APC.
“We are now saying welcome back to PDP and assured you and your
supporters full support in the party”, Nasara said.
He said that Chikere and his supporters would be treated equally
Nasara advised the party supporters to get their Permanent Voters Card
(PVCs) before the end of the registration to enable them contribute to
the success of the party in 2019.
Chikere said he realised his mistakes of being in the APC, saying that
PDP was the right party for him.
He thanked the people in the senatorial district for their support and
encouragement to contest under the platform of the PDP.
The aspirant urged the party supporters to play the game of politics
accordingly for their success.
Chikere promised to provide more dividends of democracy to the people
if voted into power.
“It is time for us to join hands in order to win the election and
fight for our right,“ he said.
He also promised to provide enough farm inputs for the farmers in the
area to boost their production