As the political activities began in almost every state of the federation with decamping from one party to another, in Bauchi state over three thousand supporters from APC, PRP and ANPP dumped their party’s and joined the ruling party People Democratic Party PDP in Toro local government area of the state.
The decampees said that though most of them joined the APC because of President Muhammadu Buhari, but their aims of supporting the party has failed as they do not have any significant impact of the government in their areas
Speaking, through Bala Ahmad Zalau, the decampees said that all their elected representatives at both National and State levels have performed below par as they have refused to influence any development projects to the area, stressing that they even hardly come to the constituency to meet the people
Zalua, then said that ” the best option for them is to leave the APC, PRP and NNPP in order to team up with the PDP ruling party led by Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed in its resolve to develop the dilapidated state infrastructural and build up the people”, he said.
While receiving the decampees supporters into the PDP at Lame District, the People Democratic Party Bauchi South Zonal Vice Chairman Hon Idris Hassan Zaranda said its a welcome development for the ruling party and appreciate their right and timely decisions for joining the ruling party in the state.
Zaranda, however, assured the decampees that they will be accommodated in the party and also benefit more dividends of democracy at their respective communities by his Excellency, Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed’s administration.
The occasion witnessed 3000 decampees including both men’s, women’s and youth’s which made seven ward districts with 286 from Rahama , 262 from Rishi , 329 from Tama , 187 from Zalau , while 469 from Womu as well as 684 from Lame , 517 from Wuno south respectively.
It could be recalled that recently there was a widespread rumour of the defection of Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed to the APC, however, the PDP in Bauchi state has dismissed it as mere speculation and the figment of the imagination of those spreading the rumor which holds no water.
Similarly, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity Mukthar Gidado monitored on FRCN political radio program airing weekly also denied the speculation, saying it as baseless which has no ground, adding that those who are spreading the speculation rumour are the ones planning it,
” My Boss has never in anytime, anyplace, anywhere pronounced to defect from PDP to any other party, he is comfortable in PDP which is the party that brought him to power”
He added that considering the massive decamping from other political parties from all angles in the state is clear evidence that PDP is delivering on its promises made during the campaigns, as well as delivering the dividends of democracy to that meet the yearnings and aspirations of the citizens in the state.