Gwamna’s supporters taunt PDP, says APC is the winning team
NEWS DIGEST–Supporters of Dr Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna, the former Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) gubernatorial aspirant in Gombe, now All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain have described APC as the winning party of the moment while pledging to shame the PDP in the zone.
They made their submission known in separate interviews with newsmen in Kaltungo (Gombe State) on the sidelines of the APC gubernatorial campaign flag-off in the town.
It can be recalled that Dr Jamilu Isyaku Gwamna alongside 20 other prominent members of the PDP including a serving senator of Gombe South, Sen. Joshua Lidani were officially received into the APC.
The occasion was graced by bigwigs of the APC from the National led by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Mr Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Federal Government, Senators Ali Ndume, Ali Modu Sheriff, Danjuma Goje, Governors Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi and Mohammed Jibrila Bindow of Adamawa.
Gwamna’s supporters said they were happy that their highly respected chieftain had dumped the PDP for APC, adding that there was no single good person in the PDP, hence they would vote against the PDP in the zone.
They described the APC as a winning party and the rave of the moments, noting that the signal of the crowd that was pulled in Kaltungo, a place believed to be the strongholds of the PDP, showed that the APC has the victory already.
Abraham Usman said he had been a resident of Kaltungo for years and had watched the PDP win at all levels of governance in the town but after elections no more presence of the politicians until elections, adding that they were tired of the deceit and lies of the PDP.
“Today, I stand as a former supporter of the PDP because they use us to gain power and dump us afterwards. This has been the norm but enough is enough. As a former delegate of the PDP, I am happy that Gwamna dumped the party. We have concluded to punish the PDP for their negligence over the years. They promised to give us the next governor during the last 2015 election but today it is a betrayal. We will shame them as Tangale/Waja descent.
“Gwamna was the only good man of the PDP aspirants that we in Kaltungo would have voted for if he had been given the PDP ticket but now he is in the APC and we are happier.
“The crowd speaks it all. I have been here for so long and seen elections come and go but I have never seen the APC with such crowd, never!. With this crowd, APC has won the zone,’’ he said.
Rebecca John said there was no need to say anything about the PDP, noting that the party had failed at all levels and the people of Kaltungo were now wiser than at anything in the electioneering history in Gombe State.
“I can tell you that the PDP has failed and there is no point discussing them as far as I am concerned. All the people who are simple and love the people to the core are now in the APC, so tell me why they will not win?
“I have benefitted from the benevolence of Goje, Gwamna and even Inuwa, our next governor God willing but what has the PDP and their arrogant candidates done? Nothing!
“Now that the PDP has lost this zone from the crowd witnessed today, there is no more for them from this election,’’ John added.