JUST IN: PDP Campaign DG Decamps To APC


JUST IN: PDP Campaign DG Decamps To APC

The Director General of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) campaign organisation in Gombe State has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Alhaji Bala Bello Tinka (alias Tinka Point) met with President Muhammadu Buhari at State House, Abuja, on Thursday night, where he pledged allegiance to the APC, and also 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, a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, said that the defection of Alhaji Tinka deals a massive blow to the PDP in Gombe, which has been governing the state since 2003.

President Muhammadu Buhari campaigns in Gombe on Saturday, and Alhaji Tinka is expected to formally join the APC, alongside others, during the event.

Mr Tinka had aspired to succeed Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo as governor but was unsuccessful in clinching the governorship ticket of the party.

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The businessman is a major contractor in the state. He owns Tinka Point Limited, which he started in 1986 as Bala Tinka Enterprise.

The company has since grown into a major local construction company in the country handling construction of roads, erosion control and other infrastructures for the federal and some state governments.

Mr Tinka was a close ally of Governor Dankwambo, and it remains unclear why he defected from the governor’s party.

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