Barring any last minute change of decision, former governor of Adamawa State, Bala James Ngillari has concluded plans to formally announce his defection from the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state FOMBINATIMES can authoritatively reveal.
Sources privy to the development in APC confided in our reporter that the former governor has concluded arrangement to dump the party on whose crest he rode to power in 2014 due to some irreconcilable differences he has with the Fintiri led government.
The source noted that the former governor known for bluntness and principled stand on issues could not stomach indiscipline and lack of focus that is becoming the hallmark of the PDP led administration in the state.
“I can tell you authoritatively that the former governor has concluded arrangements to join our party. I’m assuring you that in the next couple of days, Nggilari will formally dump the PDP for APC.
“He has been telling anyone that cares to listen that he can not stay in a rudderless party that lacks focus and direction,” the source said.
When contacted by our reporter, the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ibrahim Bilal said he would not like to comment on the development in order not to ruffle feathers but said the party has been gaining a lot of impetus as thousands of PDP members are defecting to the APC.
“Although I don’t want to comment on the Bala Nggilari for the sensitivity of the issue, I want to tell you that a former house of representatives member Tietsi Ganama has defected with over 10,000 of his supporters from PDP to the APC.
“Just yesterday, 126 PDP members left the party to APC in Ganye. Also about 2,000 members of PDP led by Turakin Cika Soro in Yola south have defected from PDP to APC.
“At the appropriate time, we will hold an elaborate ceremony to receive them into the party,” he said.
Efforts to speak with the Adamawa State chairman of the PDP, Barr. AT Shehu did not yield result as calls and text message forwarded to his phone line were neither picked nor responded to.
Also an SMS message sent to Maxwell Dukku, a media aide to the former governor Bala Nggilari was also not responded to as at the time of this report.