The Gombe State chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, Abdullahi Umar, has defected to the All Progressives Congress.
The NNPP has taken the main opposition status in the state House of Assembly, as it has taken over from the Peoples Democratic Party which has four in the 24-member house.
Our correspondent reports that the Gombe NNPP, through its governorship candidate, Khamisu Mailantarki, has welcomed thousands of defectors from the APC and the PDP.
However, according to a press statement made available to our correspondent by the party’s Director-General of Press Affairs, Ismaila Misilli, “Umar (the state chairman of the party) announced his defection after meeting Governor Yahaya Inuwa at his residence today (Thursday).”
More details later…