The Campaign Director of Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo in the 2015 general elections, Senator Sa’idu Umar Kumo, on Monday left the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the governor and his surrogate
Kumo, who represented Gombe Central at the Senate between 1999 and 2003, announced the withdrawal of his membership from the PDP while addressing a press conference at his residence in Gombe.
He said he left the party as a result of irreconcilable difference between him and the governor who he accused of pushing him out of the PDP.
“The purpose of this press briefing is to inform the general public, especially members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Gombe State, North East political zone and Nigeria at large that today, 27 January 2018, I, Senator Saidu Umar Kumo, Garkuwan Gombe, cease to be a member of the PDP. I have withdrawn my membership.
“I feel I was not needed in PDP by Governor Dankwambo and his surrogate who teamed up to force me out of the party. I therefore, leave to give chance to all those who feel that I am a stumbling block to them,” he said.
Senator Kumo said he will write to the party officials from his ward and state level to inform of his decision to leave the party.
Disclosing that he is yet to join another political party, he said he is consulting widely and would take time to study the political terrain before making a decision.
“I’m not declaring for any political party for now. I want to take my time to study the political terrain before taking my decision. Whether I will join my political friends so that we can come back to Gombe and see what we can start again,” he said.