About 2000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC in Gombe state.
Among those who decamped is Buhari Dankwambo, a younger brother of Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo. Buhari Dankwambo, until his defection, had been under pressure from different quarters to reverse his decision. It was gathered that he was given juicy offers but he rejected them.
A source close to the government said the efforts to stop Dankwambo from moving to APC was not because of his political relevance but because it will be embarrassing for the blood brother of a sitting governor who is aspiring to be the president of Nigeria to decamped to an opposition party.
“Obviously something is wrong; it shows that the governor is not capable of managing situations around him, ” the source said.
“We felt we could manage the situation but unfortunately it was above our ability,” the source said, refusing to tell our correspondent details of what transpired, simply saying, “The governor takes the highest proportion of the blame in the whole act .”
Dankwambo was formally presented with his membership card by the chairman of his Ajiya ward in Gombe North constituency after he registered.