The incumbent Senator representing Bauchi South Senatorial District in the upper chamber under the platform of the New Nigerian People Party (NNPP), Lawal Yahaya Gumau, alongside his campaign coordinators and supporters have dumped their party to the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Gumau announced this when he led his supporters, coordinators and well wishers to an interactive session with Governor Bala Mohammed held at Ramat House, Bauchi.
He declared his support to the governor’s reelection bid and directed his supporters across the Bauchi South Senatorial District to massively vote for Governor Bala Mohammed and all the state assembly candidates in the forthcoming governorship and assembly elections in the state.
The federal lawmaker said the governor has performed above average and expectations, hence the need for all and sundry to support him to succeed in his reelection bid for the execution of more developmental projects for the best interest of the state and its people.
“The most important thing is not about the party, is the personality that attracted us to the party, I returned to PDP because of Kauran Bauchi who is my leader, mentor and a person who I always follow for me to succeed in politics, I joined the governor now because I want my people to feel the impact of democracy and after through investigation, I realised that Kauran Bauchi is the best and his performance is the main reason for us to come to him.
“My supporters should thank God that we have a reliable leader who we can trust, Governor Bala Mohammed is a kind of leader that even without asking him, he will remember that he as a duty to do things. He is working not necessarily on what people asking him to do, he do what he believes is good for his people and therefore we must vote for His Excellency to enable him continue doing his good work for our dear Bauchi State.”
Responding, Governor Bala Mohammed welcomed Senator Gumau and all his supporters and campaign coordinators to the ruling People’s Democratic Party in the state and promised to provide them with a level playing field to contribute positively towards the victory of all the candidates of PDP in the forthcoming governorship and state assembly elections in the state.