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Ex-Taraba acting governor defects to APC from PDP
Onetime Acting Governor of Taraba State, Alhaji Garba Umar, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Umar announced his defection on Tuesday at a meeting of APC Integrity Group in Jalingo, the state capital.
The former acting governorrevealed he decided to decamp to APC following consultations with political stakeholders in and outside the state.
According to Umar, he decided to join hands with politicians of like mind to save the state from alleged bad governance.
He said, ‘‘I can see future in APC, and if we work together as a team, the party will wrestle power from PDP in the state come 2019.
‘‘I want to assure you that this is the APC and I am part of it one hundred per cent.
‘‘I have decided to join my brothers of like mind to see how we can salvage the state come 2019.
‘‘I assure you of my unwavering loyalty and willingness to make all necessary contribution to the success of this party and our mission,’’ Umar said.