Ex-Gombe Chief Of Staff  Dumps APC For PDP

………..in Gombe

Chief of Staff to former Governor Danjuma Goje, Umaru Chikere,

has left the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic

Party (PDP).

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

without discrimination.

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