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Published On: Thu, Nov 1st, 2018

Lamido’s ex-commissioner 10,000 supporters defect to APC, accuse PDP leaders of bias

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From Mika’il Tsoho, Dutse

The former Jigawa State Commissioner of justice Barrister Yakubu A.H Ruba, with over ten thousands supporters, have yesterday announced their resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and defected to All Progressives Congress (APC).
Barrister Ruba, who served under ex-governor Alhaji Sule Lamido administration as attorney general and commissioner of justice for four years, said, “due to personal reasons and the consultation of my supporters within the party, I realized that my political dreams cannot be realized in the party (PDP).”
“I have no option than to exit PDP, while the party indebted me. I, therefore, formally offer to you my resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party PDP.
“One of the reasons I joined PDP during its formation in 1999, I believe the party will allow me to realiazed my political dream, but in a situation where by the leaders of the party have no confidence in you, despite large number of your supporter; so this is a serious challenge for you,” Ruba said.
The former Commissioner also accused PDP for lack of internal democracy, as he blamed the party for denying the right of its members including himself.
”The right of my supporters to any party meeting was denied; they were not involve in any party decision making, just because they are supporting me.
“After consultation with thousands of my supporters, we decided to support President Muhammad Buhari, governor Muhammad Abubakar Badaru and my brothers Barrister Ibrahim Hassan Hadejia and Umar Namadi at my senatorial district of Jigawa North-East,” he stated.
He then thanks PDP for giving him a platform to serve as the Attorney-General of Jigawa State from 2011 to 2015, urging all his supporters to across the state to follow suit by exiting from PDP and joining All Progressives Congress, APC, for a better Jigawa State.
It could be recalled that Barrister Ruba contested for the position of senator on the platform of PDP at Jigawa North-East where he was asked to step down for the defected serving Senator, Ubali Shitu, and later picked form for Hadejia/Kafin Hausa/Auyo federal constituency; but still lost during the primary election.

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