The senator representing Adamawa North in the National Assembly, Ishaku Abbo, on Thursday, said he dumped the leading opposition PDP for the ruling APC to attract federal presence in his district.
The lawmaker, who was elected on the platform of the PDP, decamped to APC on Tuesday.
Speaking with newsmen after a brief meeting with the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee of the APC at the national secretariat in Abuja, Abbo also said he left PDP because of “injustice” in the party.
The senator, who said he has moved from darkness to light, was accompanied to the APC National Secretariat by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan.
“In the first place, the reason everybody should join politics is to serve the people. The essence of government is to work for the poor masses and ensure justice.
“My main mission of joining the APC is because I have seen justice, I have seen development and I have seen the desire for the leadership at the highest peak to sacrifice their personal comfort to make the poor people feel good. So I am in the APC to deliver. I am in the APC to help the people,” he said.
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, who introduced the senator to the APC leaders, said, “Adamawa State is an APC state. The accident that happened and created what is today ruling Adamawa will have to be addressed.
“By the grace of God, by 2023, Adamawa should take the rightful place it deserves. Let me be very specific and emphatic, Adamawa deserves an APC governor, APC National Assembly members and APC state assembly.”