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Breaking: Adamawa PDP Senator, Ishaku Abbo defects to APC



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Senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ishaku Elisha Abbo has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The lawmaker who was elected Senator in the 2019 general election made his defection known in a letter he sent to the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, cited mismanagement of his former party and the resultant polarisation by the governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri.

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The letter reads: “I write to formally inform you Sir, the Senate and indeed Nigerians of my defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“This is as a result of the mismanagement of PDP by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in Adamawa State which led to the crisis in the party that in turn led to the polarization of the party in the state (PDP and rPDP).

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“Today I join the APC and the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhamadu Buhari to build the Nigeria of our dreams.

“The journey may be long, but we are on the right track as I strongly believe that by the end of the tenure of Mr. President, Nigeria will be a better place.

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“My Senate President Sir, it is worthy of note that in the history of Nigeria’s Nascent democracy, specifically from 1999 till date, no President has paid attention to the welfare of Nigerian citizens like President Muhamadu Buhari.

Senate President, having read his letter, he was welcomed by the APC Senators and was immediately relocated to the majority row in the Chambers.


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