Suspended PDP deputy national chairman joins APC, meets Buhari

Suspended deputy national chairman (North) of opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Babayo Gamawa, has joined governing All Progressives Congress (APC).

Gamawa was suspended by PDP Monday over allegations of dereliction of duty and anti-party activities.

National publicity secretary of PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, who announced the suspension, said Gamawa was suspended by the National Working Committee.

Gamawa’s defection to APC was announced Tuesday by a spokesperson of President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr Femi Adesina.

Adesina posted pictures of Gamawa and governor of Bauchi state, Mr Mohammed Abubakar, when they visited the president at his official residence.

”Mr Buhari receives in audience New Entrant into APC Former Deputy National Chairman of PDP Gamawa and Mr Kaulaha Aliyu alongside Bauchi State Governor in State House on 8th Jan 2019,” Adesina posted on his Facebook page.

PDP NWC held an extraordinary session on January 5, where it reviewed the petition against the deputy national chairman.

“NWC found merit in the petition on allegation of dereliction of duty and anti-party activity as contained in Section 58 (1) e, f, g, h of the PDP Constitution, ” Ologbondiyan announced.

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