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Ex- Gombe NNPP chairman gives reasons for joining APC



The former Chairman of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Gombe State, Maikano Umar, on Friday, explained why he switched to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In a letter released to journalists after a closed-door meeting with Governor Inuwa Yahaya at the Government House in Gombe, Umar described the NNPP as a party without a direction.

He added his erstwhile party lacks blueprints to address issues affecting the state.

The letter read: “I wish to formally announce my resignation from the New Nigeria Peoples Party and my position as the Gombe State Chairman of the party with effect from today, 3rd February 2023.

“In light of the above, I hereby formally announce my decision to join the All Progressives Congress.

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“My decision to join the APC is due to lack of political focus, leadership direction, and clear blueprint by the governorship candidate, Hon. Khamisu Mailantarki on how he will move Gombe State forward and address its challenges if elected.

“I cannot be where rhetoric and lies take the centre stage at campaigns and political engagements rather than speaking on the roadmap and blueprints to addressing issues of governance and development.

“I have come to the realisation that Governor Inuwa Yahaya is a focused and visionary leader championing the cause of development in Gombe State, providing good governance and democracy dividends.

“As against the NNPP, APC is a party for reasonable and patriotic people focusing on development rather than hoodwinking the electorate with rhetoric and lies. I will provide further insights in due course.”

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