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Boko Haram: Top Jonathan Aide Reveals Why he Defected to Buhari camp

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A top aide to Ex- President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak revealed why he defected to APC stating that Buhari’s handling of the Boko Haram situation was enough to convince him to make the jump to the other side.

Gulak on Saturday in Adamawa traded camps by leaving the PDP and pitching his tent with the APC.

Gulak had at one time also tried unsuccessfully to become PDP’s national chairman.

Speaking on his defection he said he and “42,000” people would be defecting to the APC citing “impunity and lack of internal democracy” as the reason for the move.

He said “Members of the PDP numbering 42,000 across the 21 local government areas including party executives have today wished to formally dump PDP and join APC officially.

‘’With this development, we formally bury PDP in Adamawa state,” he said.

“Though we are not like others, who kept decamping when their dreams and ambitions were not met.

“Constitutionally we have the right to leave and join any other party. Former President Obasanjo had earlier left PDP and tore his party membership card.

“So also former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; it could be recalled had first left PDP and joined AC that later metamorphosed to ACN. From ACN, Atiku returned back to PDP that he first left and before you know the former vice president again cross-carpeted to APC and now left to PDP again.

“So everyone has right to change if they feel disenchanted and we have made consultations with our people who asked us to move to APC. Salihu Mustapha, APC North-East chairman, said the decamping was a result of the good work of the APC administration. “All federal roads have been awarded for rehabilitation while some have reached concluding state of bidding for awarding by federal government,”

Famutimi Femi is a writer for theheraldng. He is also a lawyer by trade. His hobbies include reading and writing, he also loves Renaissance art.

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