Ahead of the 2019 presidential election, the director-general of People’s Democratic Party presidential campaign in the Northeast, Senator Saidu Umar Kumo, has defected to the All Progressives Congress.
This was revealed by an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Senator Saidu Umar Kumo from Gombe and North East DG Atiku/PDP Presidential Campaign Council has dumped PDP and joined the moving train to the #NextLevel,” Bashir Ahmed tweeted on Friday.
The former lawmaker had earlier defected from the opposition party in January 2018. He, however, returned in March of the same year.
Upon his return, he stated that he was “compelled to return to the party to facilitate the presidential aspirations of Alhaji Atiku Ábubakar come 2019.”