Ibrahim Dankwambo, Governor of Gombe State, has said supporters and members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state betrayed the party at the recently concluded elections.
Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential candidate, lost to President Muhammdu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) while Dankwabo also lost his senatorial bid to Saidu Alkali of the APC.
In the governorship election, Inuwa Yahaya of the APC also defeated Bayero Nafada, his PDP rival.
In a tweet on Saturday, Dankwambo said despite the betrayal, he has remained more dedicated to the opposition party. He said he did not leave PDP in 2015 when it was “fashionable” to do so and he would not do so now.
“Many betrayed our great party in Gombe but time will tell. Their betrayal though painful has made me more dedicated to the PDP. As a loyal party man, even when it was the fashionable thing in the North to abandon the party in 2015, I never did. We will be vindicated,” the tweet read.
Dankwambo contested the PDP ticket for the presidential election, losing to Atiku.