Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign Director General in Gombe sate, Bala Bello Tinka, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), according to the presidency.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s media aide Femi Adesina said on Friday that Tinka (alias Tinka Point) met with the President at State House, Abuja, on Thursday night.
According to him, Tinka pledged allegiance to the APC and also promised to campaign heavuily for Buhari ahead of the February 16 Presidential election.
“Coming exactly a fortnight to the presidential election, the defection of Alhaji Tinka deals a massive blow to the PDP in Gombe. PDP currently governs the state, and has done so since 2003,” Adesina said.
“President Muhammadu Buhari campaigns in Gombe Saturday and Alhaji Tinka is expected to formally join the APC, alongside others, during the event.”