Bauchi gov candidate’s brother dumps NNPP for PDP

Buhari Jika, a younger brother to the governorship candidate of the New Nigeria People Party in Bauchi State, Haliru Jika, and some of his relatives have dumped the party and joined the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in support of Governor Bala Mohammed’s second term bid.

Also, the Campaign Coordinator of former Governor Mohammed Abubakar, Auwalu Ganjuwa, and the state chairman of the Aspirants’ Forum, Abbas Barde, have also joined the PDP.

They announced their defection at the re-election campaign rally of Governor Mohammed on Friday evening at Kafin Madaki, headquarters of Ganjuwa Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

They explained that they were convinced by the governor’s developmental initiatives which were geared towards transforming the state.

They blamed the senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Halliru Jika, for not complementing the efforts of Governor Mohammed through facilitating intervention projects from the federal government to their zone.

According to the defectors, they remained resolute to mobilise support for the re-election bid of the incumbent governor to enable him consolidate on the provision of people’s oriented projects.

Receiving the defectors, Mohammed expressed appreciation on what he described as an attestation of the acceptance of his leadership style.

The PUNCH reports that the governor had, before the rally, inspected the ongoing construction of some strategic roads linking towns and villages across the local government area where he assured the people of speedy completion of the projects.

The projects include the road linking Gubi, Gidan Waya to Kamfanin Fulani as well as Soro, Ganjuwa to Miya.

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