Senator representing Bauchi North in the Senate, Adamu Bulkachuwa has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Azare.
Senator Bulkachuwa who is the Chairman Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs left the APC after he was elected to Upper Chamber under the party in 2019.
Salahudyn Yakubu Gwani, a resident of Azare, said Senator Bulkachuwa, a staunch ally of President Buhari, was received at the PDP secretariat on Wednesday.
He said the lawmaker pulls a huge crowd of supporters being a politician with a strong taste for grassroots politics.
Mr Salahudyn said the defection of senator Bulkachuwa to PDP at a moment when preparations for the 2023 general elections are in top gear will be a significant boost to the PDP in Bauchi State.
Confirming Senator Bulkachuwa’s defection to PDP, the Spokesperson of the party in Bauchi State, Alhaji Yayanuwa Zainabari said the lawmaker was received into the fold of the party and was issued a membership card.
With this development, APC lost all senators formerly elected under the platform of the party from Bauchi State.
Senator Bulkachuwa lost the party’s primary elections to Sirajo Ibrahim Tanko, a son of the immediate past Chief Judge of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko.
Earlier, senator Halirru Dauda Jika, Bauchi Central and Senator Lawal Yahaya Gumau dumped the APC for NNPP.