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Two aides of Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has again resigned from his cabinet, the People's Democratic Party PDP  and pitch their tents with the All Progressives Congress APC.   

Hon. Abana Baduku Leme, a  former  State PDP Youth Leader, Fidelis Francis and Kyauta Audu both Special Advisers to Governor Ishaku dumped  the PDP for APC. 

Taraba Truth and Facts Newspaper reliably gathered that more appointees of Governor Ishaku has perfected plans to leave the government and the PDP in coming days

Hon. Abana is the immediate Pass PDP Youth Leader in Taraba State who hails From Leme Tella Village of Gembu ward B in Gembu Constituency of Sardauna local government Area.

Abana was an Elected councilor for  Gembu "B' ward in 1999, and caretaker Chairman Sardauna local government Area 2004,  and  PDP Youth Leader Taraba state between 2016 to 2020.
An aide to the governor, Abdullahi Ade, had earlier resigned to pitch tent with the APC.

Fidelis Francis and Kyauta Audu, who announced their resignation from Ishaku's administration and departure from the PDP,  said the absence of internal democracy in the PDP necessitated their exit from the party. 

Speaking for the decamping aides, Fidelis Francis, nonetheless, said joining PDP was accidental.

The duo, declaring for the APC in the presence of former governor of Kebbi State, Saidu Usman Dankigari, who was in the state for the party's ward congresses, said being in PDP was like being in a house where hatred, bitterness, malice, acrimony, backbiting and backstabbing were the order of the day.

Accepting the defectors, APC state chairman, Barrister Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi, said more PDP members have signified interest to join APC to wrestle power from the ruling party come 2023.

Beside Dakingari and ward congress committee members from the party's national headquarters that witnessed the movement of Ishaku's aides to APC, the Minister of Power, Engineer Saleh Mamman, and the senator representing Taraba Central, Abubakar A. Yusuf, were also on ground to receive the defectors.

In the same vain Thousands of supporters of various political parties in Taraba State have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).


The supporters, drawn from the 52 political wards of the five local government and special development areas of southern Taraba, stormed the St. Mary Secondary School in Wukari on Friday to declare their allegiance into the APC fold.


They comprised members of the United Democratic Party (UDP), All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Social Democratic Party (SDP), Young Progressives Party (YPP), and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).


An APC chieftain, Dalhatu Sangari, who received the new members said the development was the first of its kind in the political history of southern Taraba.


"Well, about 50,000 supporters from different political parties across Taraba South senatorial district consisting of five LGAs and one special development area have defected to our party.


"In political systems, one of the characteristics is a division of opinions and it leads to crises within ranks and we in the APC have been doing all things possible to see that these crises are resolved preparatory to 2023," he said at the event.


Sangari urged the party faithful to give 100 per cent support to whoever would emerge as the consensus candidate for the ward, local government, state, zonal and national congresses.


One of the new members and a staunch supporter of the late Aisha Alhassan who was fondly called Mama Taraba, Tubase Ibrahim, asked the supporters of the former minister to join the APC.


"Today we have left the PDP and are back to APC. We lost the 2019 elections due to disunity and many factions and at the end of the day, our candidate (Alhassan) could not scale through. The APC has returned solidified, united, and ready to face PDP in Taraba State come 2023.


"From our observations at the grassroots, we know Taraba shall be of APC come 2023. As it stands now, from the 168 wards and 16 local government areas of Taraba State, all those who were with Mama Taraba are now in the APC," he said.


But the PDP has insisted that it remained the party to beat in Taraba, highlighting the efforts of the present administration to develop the state.


It called on its supporters not to be moved by the game of APC in gathering what it described as fake crowds to scare party stalwarts, stressing that the APC has lost many times in Taraba and would remain a loser.


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