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2019: Atiku’s Cousin Set To Dump PDP For APC

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By Toby Prince

Dr. Umar Ardo, an aspirant for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to contest the Adamawa State governorship election, is set to dump the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Mr Ardo, a cousin of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, was forced to pull out of the Guber race – a move which left the influential politician outraged.

His plight is heightened by the defection of Muhammadu Tahir, another aspirant, from the PDP to the APC, Ardo is being tipped to follow suit.

Tahir, who was Deputy Governor during the eight-month administration of Governor Bala Ngilari, defected to the APC on Tuesday, and then accompanied Jibrilla Bindow, Governor of the state, to the commissioning of Buhari’s North-East campaign office in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.

“Ardo was to announce his defection on Tuesday but postponed it to Friday,” an aide of Bindow said.

Similarly, Bindow’s second term bid got a boost during Tahir’s defection, as Hassan Turaki, who is better known as Yedi and is a sworn enemy of the Governor, was also sighted on his entourage.

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