Adamawa PDP lawmaker defects to APC over alleged injustice

The member representing Michika constituency at the Adamawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Joseph Ayuba Kwada (Depolis) has dumped the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and moved to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) citing injustice for his action.

Announcing his defection to APC at Civic Center in Michika local government area, on Saturday, Hon. Ayuba Kwada, said that he is happy to return to his former house, saying that he is now a full fledged member of APC.

He said, he called all the leaders of the party in Michika and Madagali so as to formally announce his defection as well as declare his intention to contest for the seat of Michika/Madagali at the House of Representatives.

The legislator expressed optimism that victory is sure with their support, and that he is considering himself as winner of the seat due to the kind of support he had received.

Hon. Kwada, explained that he dumped PDP for APC due to injustice meted to him for the past 3 years, saying that he has not been consulted in any decision and denied several opportunities.

Hon. Joseph Ayuba Kwada, disclosed that he is the only politician in Michika who has projects across political wards, adding that no politician can walk freely in Michika without security like him because of his transparency and accountability.

In his remarks, the Minority Leader of the Assembly, Hon. Mohammed Mutawali (Girei) who was represented by Hon. Abubakar Isa (Shelleng), congratulated the member for his timely decision to join APC.

He said Hon. Kwada, was in APC and because of one reason or the other, he defected to PDP, saying that they are happy to witness his return to his former party which he built, assuring him that APC Legislators will carry him along in the scheme of things.

Speaking while receiving him, the Chairman of APC in the State, Alhaji Ibrahim Bilal who was represented by his Deputy, Mr. Samaila Taddawus, urged him to feel at home and contest for any elective post of his choice.

Speaking while issuing membership card to the Member, the Chairman APC Michika local government, Deasco Wodupe, said that the party and its teeming supporters are extremely happy for the return of the Lawmaker.

The Chairman assured the Legislator that the party will do everything possible towards ensuring that his ambition becomes a reality, saying that “it is today that we know that there is APC in Michika”.

Alhaji Mamman Nasir, Financial Secretary APC Michika LGA, described the member as a credible, trusted, humble and detribalised leader par excellence, saying they had elected several members but none of them had exhibited good attributes him.

On his part, the PRO APC Madagali LGA, Alhaji Ibrahim Bahago, stated that they have been hearing good news about the member, and assured him of the readiness of the electorate in Madagali LGA to vote for him.

In a goodwill message, a Stakeholder, Vandi Maikyau, told the crowd that initially he was not an APC Member, but that he has joined the winning party because of the defection of the member and pledged to mobilise support for him.

A Youth Leader in Michika Central, Nuru Danyaro, said that he is not in any political party, but that himself and youth in Michika LGA are ready to support the member towards his victory.

Some of the Members of the Assembly who graced the event; include Hon. Isa Yahaya (Maiha), Hon. Abdullahi Ahmadu (Leko Koma), Hon. Alhassan Hammanjoda (Ganye), Hon. Abdullahi Umar Nyako (Toungo), Hon. Shuaibu Dan Musa (Mubi North), Hon. Shuaibu Babas (Fufore Gurin) and Hon. Abubakar Isa (Shelleng).


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