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PDP campaign DG in Gombe joins APC after meeting Buhari

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Bello Tinka, director-general of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign organisation in Gombe state, has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Tinka joined the ruling party on Thursday night when he met with President Muhammadu Buhari, according to a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman.

He said the former PDP chieftain pledged allegiance to the APC during meeting.

He was also said to have “vowed to bring his political weight to bear on the election of the president for a second term in office.”

“Coming exactly a fortnight to the presidential election, the defection of Alhaji Tinka deals a massive blow to the PDP in Gombe. PDP currently governs the state, and has done so since 2003,” Adesina said.

He said the president is expected to campaign in Gombe on Saturday, during which Tinka is expected to formally join the APC “alongside others”.

Tinka is a known ally of Ibrahim Dankwambo, Gombe state governor.

He joined the ruling party months after he failed to clinch the PDP governorship ticket in Gombe state.

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