- Former Bauchi senatorial candidate, Hon. Ibrahim Mohammed Baba has dumped the SDP and returned to the ruling APC
- The former House of Representatives member announced his resignation from the SDP on Saturday, May 13 in Azare, headquarters of Katagum LGA
- The lawmaker represented the Katagum federal constituency in the House of Representatives between 2015 – 2019 under the platform of the ruling APC but later dumped the party for SDP
The Senatorial candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Hon. Ibrahim Mohammed Baba popularly known as ‘IMBA’ has dumped the SDP for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The lawmaker contested to represent Bauchi North District in the 2023 general election.
The former House of Representatives member who represented Katagum Federal Constituency, between 2015 – 2019 under the banner of the APC, made this move after he failed to achieve his Senatorial ambition in the last general elections, The Nigerian Tribune reported.
Why he resigned from SDP
The northern politician announced his resignation from the SDP on Saturday, May 13, in Azare, headquarters of Katagum LGA.
He was simultaneously received by the APC chairman of the Nasarawa Bakin Kasuwa ward in Azare, Katagum LGA, Malam Adamu Abubakar.
Why he returned to the APC
The politician who had irreconcilable problems with the APC Leadership prior to the 2019 general elections, dumped it and joined the SDP under which he contested but lost the election.
IMBA said that he is backpedalling into the APC to join its reinvigoration for its betterment and Nigeria in general, having once been an insider.
Shettima suggests zone to produce next Senate president, names preferred candidate
In another development, the Arewa youths president, Comrade Shettima Yerima, has said that despite the southeast’s miscalculation in the 2023 elections where they supported their own candidate against a national candidate, the zone should be given the opportunity to produce the next Senate president.
According to him, it is for the sake of peace, equity and justice that the zone should be given the opportunity.
He told Hotnewsdrop.com exclusively:
“Despite the errors of the past, this government cannot afford to have serious agitations anymore. This is because, today, we are more divided than we were in the past. Even with some of us in northern context, we have our own reservation because we did not benefit from Buhari government at all. In fact if there is anyone zone that has benefited is the west.”
Umahi drops Senate presidential bid
Meanwhile, Hotnewsdrop.com earlier reported that Governor Umahi revealed that the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu persuaded him to step down for Senator Godswill Akpabio concerning the race for the 10th Senate President.
Umahi stated this on Monday, May 8, while speaking with journalists at the Muhammadu Buhari International Airport, Onueke.
The outgoing governor of Ebonyi said his withdrawal from the race was in the interest of the southeast as the zone could no longer continue to be in the opposition.
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