January 17, (THEWILL) – The Campaign Coordinator of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Bauchi State, Dr Babayo Liman, has dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Liman, who is also the North-East Zonal Secretary of the party, announced his resignation at a news conference on Monday, in Bauchi.
“I want to formally inform the general public, especially members of the NNPP in Bauchi State, North-East, and Nigeria at large, that I have resigned as a member of the NNPP.
“I have also resigned as the Zonal Secretary of the North-East, as well as member and coordinator of the Presidential Campaign Council of the NNPP presidential candidate, Dr. Rabiu Kwnkwaso.
“Let the general public know that I have withdrawn my membership from the NNPP, I am no more with the NNPP from today”, he said.
Liman said he left the NNPP alongside his supporters because the party lacked the structure to win elections in the country.
He also said his decision to switch camps was also because of the internal crisis, flagrant disregard for the rule of law, and lack of unity among members due to the poor leadership of the party]
According to him, the NNPP’s leadership poorly managed its affairs resulting in the emergence of various factions.
He, therefore, canvassed votes for the PDP and its candidates at all levels in the forthcoming election.
Also speaking, Yusuf Marafa, Ward Chairman of the PDP, Makama Sarkin-Baki in Bauchi Local Government Area of the state, welcomed the defectors.
He described PDP as the most organized party of any other political party and conducted its affairs like a family, adding that the party would accommodate and ensure equal treatment of members.