The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign Director General in Gombe State has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Bala Bello Tinka said he defected to the APC to help President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid for second term.

Bala Tinka said he left the PDP for APC because of irreconcilable differences with stakeholders of the party and to chart a new course in his political career.

He added that he would be formally accepted into the APC by President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the party in a grand rally to be held on Saturday (today) in Gombe.

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Tinka Point, as he is popularly known, had contested against the PDP’s Gubernatorial candidate in the state, Senator Usman Bayero Nafada.

He was made the DG of the party’s campaign council last December.

In 2015, through his organisation, Talba Neighbour to Neighbour, he played a key role in the then re-election bid of Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo.

Tinka’s is said to have played an important role in Dankwambo's survival of the APC ‘tsunami’ that swept 16 northern states in the 2015 elections.