Eight Adamawa Commissioners Set To Join Atiku In PDP
There are strong indication that eight commissioners in Governor Mohammed Jibrilla Bindow-led All Progressives Congress' controlled government in Adamawa State will soon dumped the party, in solidarity with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
The serving commissioners, who belong to Atiku’s camp, include commissioner of health, Dr Fatima Atiku Abubakar, who happens to be Atiku's daughter; Commissioner for Works and Housing, Lilian Stephen; Commissioner of Land and Survey, Yayaji Mijinyawa and Commissioner of Youths and Sports, Augustine Ayuba.
Others are Mr. Daware, Commerce and Trade and Ahmadu Waziri, Agriculture.
With the movement out of the APC, this means over half of the cabinet might have effectively pulled out of the state government.
What is not yet known is whether Bindow and his deputy, Martins Babale, would also eventually move out of the party.
But Bindow had during a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari last week vowed to remain in the APC.
The Commissioner of Land and Survey, Yayaji Mijinyawa confirmed the movement out of the party on Monday.
Mijinyawa said his loyalty and others ’are to the former Vice President.
“Waziri Atiku is our leader. Our associations with him date back a long while. It would be childish for anybody to think we would go against him.
“Even if some of us are deserting the Waziri now, due to the pressure of office, definitely, you don’t expect his own daughter, Dr. Fatima, to desert him and remember, Waziri funded the campaign of this party in 2015, his funds brought this government to power."
Adamawa state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abba Shehu, confirmed arrangements to receive the defectors.
Shehu said Atiku’s pull out of the APC would ground the party in the North East.
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