Senator Ishaku Abbo, Adamawa North
The senator representing the Adamawa North in the National Assembly has on Wednesday 25th November, 2020 defected from the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressive Party (APC).
The lawmaker made this known officially in the Senate Chamber before the President, Dr. Ahmed Lawal and other colleague of his in the 9th Assembly.
According to Abbo the defection is coming
"as a result of the mismanagement of the PDP by Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in Adamawa State which led to the crisis in the party that in turn led to the polarization of the party in the state (PDP and rPDP)."
Today he said,
"I join the APC and the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhamadu Buhari to build the Nigeria of our dreams".
"The journey may be long, but we are on the right track as I strongly believe that by the end of the tenure of Mr. President, Nigeria will be a better place".
While intimidating the Senate President, Abbo said "it is worthy of note that in the history of Nigeriaâ€™s Nascent democracy, specifically from 1999 till date, no President has paid attention to the welfare of Nigerian Citizens like President Muhamadu Buhari as it is evident in packages such as:
i. Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT);
ii. Homegrown School Feeding Program (HGFP);
iii. Trader Money;
iv. Market Money;
v. Farmersâ€™ Money;
vii. Special Public Works Programme, currently employing 1000 persons from each of the 774 local Government Areas;
viii. National Agricultural Land Development Authority (NALDA): Buhari Young Farmerâ€™s Network;
ix. Artisans and Transportation Grants;
x. Guaranteed Off-take Scheme.
xi. CAC Business Formalization Scheme;
xii. Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) Grants among others.
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"Thus, in living up to the expectation of the good people of Adamawa North Senatorial District, I hereby defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with effect from today being Wednesday, the 25th day of November, 2020".