A three time member of the Adamawa State House of Assembly on the platform of the Peoples Democracy Party (PDP), Hon Jerry Kumdisi has decamped to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party in the state with hundreds of his loyalists.
Kumdisi who represented the Gombi constituency in the State and who was also a one time gubernatorial aspirant said his defection to the APC was because of the way and manner the present lawmaker is representing the constituency by messing up the people that voted him to office, fighting the governor over an inordinate and vaunting ambition.
Kumdisi also said the political feud between the governor and the lawmaker, Hon Rufai Umar Gombi is not a good omen to them as nothing much will be done with regards to development, adding that some areas in the state are witnessing faster growth and development, but because of the lawmaker’s personal breeds of enmity with the leadership in the state the area is almost left behind.
The former lawmaker said he is a grassroots politician and that the APC as a party was established to be for the people and that he is coming to join hands with the government of Senator Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow to build a state that everyone can be proud of off.
“Bindow is the most outshining governor we are privileged to produce in the state in terms of infrastructural development, there has been record of progressive achievements all over the place and any lover of Adamawa State Will not hesitate to join the party that is working in an unassuming speed under the watch of this great governor,” he said.
The celebration which was done at the local government party’s secretariat in Gombi in the presence of the state’s party officials where the Organising secretary of the party, Alhaji Ahmad Lawan enjoined the ward Chairmen as a matter of urgency to register all decampees without any delay.
Lawan reiterated that APC as a party formed her manifestoes on the basis of drawing people into the party to strengthen it through membership, adding that any ward official that fail to register new members will be duly punished according to party’s constitution.
He brags that the antecedents of the pragmatic style of leadership of Governor Bindow, the party has been attracting strong politicians like; Adamu Kamale, a federal lawmaker in the House of Representatives representing Michika/Madagali, Emmanuel Tsandu, a member in the House of Assembly representing Madagali constituency, Aishatu Binani a former lawmaker who contested senatorial seat under the PDM but failed.
He further explained that Mr Marcus Natila Gundiri, Nuhu Ribadu and Adamu Modibbo were all gubernatorial contestant with Bindow, but have all now decamped to the APC, an indication that the party is unbeatable come 2019.
“There is nothing we will say as a party, but honestly Bindow is doing us proud, the work he is doing in the state is attracting us big politicians into the party,” Ahmad said.
“Check round, who remains among all the other persons that contested with Bindow in the last election that is not in APC, my hope is that one day any other important personality in the state will come and join us in the party to build a new Adamawa State,” he added.
Tom Garba, Yola