Former Minister of Transport during the Jonathan administration and his supporters have announced their defection from PDP to APC.
Idris Umar during his defection from PDP to APC
A former Minister of Transportation, Idris Umar, who served during the immediate past Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, and his supporters over the weekend, announced their defection from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressive Congress (APC).
Umar who formally announced his defection to APC at his hometown in Dadin Kowa, Yamaltu/Deba local government of Gombe State, said;
“After several deliberations and consultations, we decided to join the APC, in other to join our friends and brothers who have gone before us, to revive the political glory of our state, and bring about massive development,” he said.
According to some online reports, Umar who was one of the founding leaders of PDP in Gombe state, is allegedly planning to run for governor of Gombe State in 2019 under APC.