By PETER AMINE
JOS- Umar Mantu, the son of former Deputy Senate President, Ibrahim Mantu, has defected from Peoples Democratic Celebration (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC).
A press release by Plateau APC Publicity Secretary, Mr Sylvanus Namang on Sunday, mentioned that Umar formally joined the APC at his Chanso Ward in Mangu Native Authorities Space (LGA) of the state.
He mentioned that the authorized practitioner defected with over 20, 000 PDP supporters from Mangu and Bokkos LGAs.
“The younger and charismatic politician who’s in his 30s, mentioned he joined the APC because of the should be in the correct place to contribute my qouta to the expansion of democracy.
“My coming into the APC would add worth to the social gathering as I’d actively play my position to make sure victory for the social gathering from prime to backside within the 2023 common elections,” he mentioned.
Malam Sadak Zakari, the APC Chanso ward chairman, who acquired Umar, expressed delight over the event.
Zakari mentioned the defection would improve the fortunes of APC in Chanso Ward, Pyem Chiefdom, Mangu LGA and Plateau at massive, given the statue of defector.
The state’s Commissioner for Setting, Mr Elisha Shehu who additionally hailed from Chanso ward, recommended Umar for taking the smart resolution of dumping PDP for APC.
The commisioner mentioned that given his antecedents in PDP, his becoming a member of the APC was a certain victory for APC in any respect ranges, as he introduced his political wizardry, expertise and keenness into the social gathering (NAN)