Mr. Abubakar’s strategist dumped the PDP for APC.
There are strong indications that former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, will abandon the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC, after his close political ally and grassroots mobilizer, Umar Jada, joined the APC in Yola on Monday.
The former Vice President recently held talks with some APC leaders who invited him to join their fold ahead of 2015 general elections.
Mr. Abubakar had told the APC leaders led by its National Chairman, Bisi Akande, that he would
consult his political associates before deciding his future in the PDP.
Mr. Jada’s decision to quit the PDP, where he was the Adamawa publicity secretary, is believed to be a sign that Mr. Abubakar is on his way out of the Nigerian ruling party. Mr. Jada is believed to be one of the main strategists of Mr. Abubakar in Adamawa.
In his resignation letter from the PDP, Mr. Jada gave no reason for resigning his position.
“I, Umar Bello Jada, humbly write to formally inform you that I have resigned from my position as the State Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamawa chapter. I very much thank you and the party for giving me the rare opportunity to serve in that capacity. Thanks in anticipation of your kind acceptance,” the letter stated.
When contacted, the Adamawa State Secretary of the PDP, Tahir Shehu, confirmed Mr. Jada’s resignation, describing it as “something normal.”
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