As presidential campaigns heat up the polity, in the run down to elections on February 25, the former Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, Ahmed Mahmoud Gumel has described his time as a member of the All Progressive Congress, APC, as full of pain and agony.
Categorically, Mr. Gumel stated this on Saturday after he collected his new PDP membership card in Bamaina, the country home of ex-governor Sule Lamido.
Gumel claimed that the APC administration has failed to meet the yearnings and aspirations of the common man.
He said, “I used to shed tears whenever I see how things are happening in APC and remember how things were when we were in government under the Peoples Democratic Party,” Gumel stated, noting that it was high time for him to rejoin his party and meet his people to make things better. “That is why I didn’t tear my old PDP membership card because I know I will come back to my house one day because we build the house,” he explained.
Quickly however, he debunked the allegation that he left the party alone, saying “I and all my supporters who worked for the success of APC in 2015 and 2019 have quit the party and will work for the victory of PDP in the coming 2023 general election,” Gumel asserted and also affirmed that more prominent politicians in the state will join PDP in the next two weeks.
It was further reported that the former deputy governor resigned his membership from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and rejoined his former party, PDP.