A former gubernatorial aspirant under APC during the 2015 election has defected from All Progressive Congress (APC) to the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Chief Emmanuel Bello, a former member of the House of Representatives under PDP, made this disclosure on Sunday at his Dougirei residence in Yola, during a press briefing.
Bello who stated his reason for defecting from APC to SDP was to seek refuge and get social justice for his people in Adamawa State, also used the opportunity to announced his intentions to contest the governorship election in 2019.
According to him, he thought APC will help him realize his ambition to better the lot of his people in terms of insecurity, growing unemployment, breakdown of health systems and complete collapse of the education system in the state but his aspirations were never realized within the APC.
“Since I became a member of APC in Adamawa state, I have never been invited for a meeting of any structure of the party in the state. This is because no meeting of any of the party’s structures by people authorized to do so “. He lamented.
“In technical terms, the Party is dead in Adamawa state and its relics in the pocket of a few, today the Party lacks cohesion and unity required to present a common front. It is obvious that we had been strange-bed-mates in APC in Adamawa state”. He stated further.
Bello maintained that SDP is the party he has once belongs to and it has represented the philosophy, ideas and fundamental political positions he believed in which has molded his politics all these years.
“I have decided to move away from the confusions in the APC and graciously join the SDP. My decision is actually a happy return. I once belong to the party and its represents the philosophy, ideas and fundamental political positions I believe in and have molded my politics all these years”. He maintained.
Bello has laid down his resignation of being an APC member on the 3rd of March, 2018 at his ward in Garkida, Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa state, and joined the SDP on the 4th of March.