By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
A chieftain and strong pillar of the All Progressives Congress in Sokoto state, Abubakar A.A. Gumbi has denied rumour of defecting to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party.
Gumbi, a gubernatorial aspirant at the party’s 2018 primaries, from Wamakko local government and close political associate of Senator Aliyu Wamakko said he has no alternative political platform to APC.
The party’s chieftain rumoured defection was in all nooks and cranny of Sokoto on Thursday especially at the Giginya township stadium venue of the opposition PDP grand finale rally.
According to him” I stand to gain more in APC politically than quitting it. I have invested my political popularity and ideas in the party and cannot wake up over night and say I dump the party.
” All those peddling the rumour and figment of their imagination are doing so to cause confusion and satisfy their antics.
” It is the work of the opposition which is fast drowning in the state. I therefore call on Sokoto people to ignore the baseless and unfounded cheap political misgiving”, he said.
Gumbi further urged Sokoto people to vote wisely for the party’s candidates while noting that President Muhammadu Buhari has done remarkably well in all spheres of the country’s economy.
” Buhari deserves a second term going by his resilient performance and tenacity for the prosperity of Nigeria and Nigerians infrastructure wise and human capital development “, he pointed out