The Secretary of the New Nigeria People’s Party for the North-East zone, and a member of the Rabiu Kwankwaso presidential campaign council, Babayo Liman have dumped the party for the People’s Democratic Party in Gombe State.
Mr Liman, at a news conference on Saturday, said that he resigned from the NNPP and joined the PDP to support its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
“We registered more than 3.6 million people in the North-East region under the NNPP, and Gombe is one of the state in my zone, hence the need for me to go round and inform my supporters that I defected to the PDP.
“I am resigning my appointment as the North-East Zonal Secretary of the NNPP, as a member of the presidential campaign council of the NNPP and as Coordinator of the Kwankwasiya in the zone,” Mr Liman said, at the news conference.
Ibrahim Tal, the Public Relations Officer in the North-East Zone, also resigned his appointment in favour of Alhaji Abubakar, the PDP presidential candidate.
“I want to inform the over 600,000 NNPP members in Gombe State to defect and obtain PDP membership card,” Mr Liman said.
“Atiku Abubakar has the capacity to salvage the country from its present hardship and dwindling economy following his track record in the past as the Vice President of Nigeria,” he said, urging Mr Kwankwaso to withdraw from the presidential contest and support Atiku.