The Speaker of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abubakar Sulaiman, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said he took the decision to honour the state governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, for his numerous achievements.
Abubakar, who is the chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assembly, announced his defection to the ruling party in the state during the Ramadan Iftar (breaking of fast) hosted by the state governor.
The event, where he annonced his defection was for PDP stakeholders from Ningi, Toro, Warji and Dass Local Government Areas of the State at the Government House, Bauchi.
According to the Speaker his decision to defect to the PDP was in recognition of the exemplary leadership style of Governor Mohammed and his commitment to transforming the State.
He said the state governor’s development strides had endeared him to defect to the ruling PDP in the state.
He haild the governor for what he termed his “ability to ensure harmonious working relationship between the executive arm of government and the State House of Assembly.”
He said the governor was achieved the feat despite the party differences, adding that the harmonious relationship between the two arms of government allowed for formulation and implementation of people-oriented policies and programmes in the State.
Responding, Governor Mohammed declared that it was a great honour done to him by the Speaker, saying his administration chose to embark on developmental projects across the State with a view to providing the dividends of democracy to the people of the State instead of promoting corruption by sharing government resources among a few people.
Also, the state PDP chairman, Hamza Koshe Akuyam, welcomed the Speaker into his new party, declaring that Sulaiman was one of the prominent politicians who joined the PDP.