The Peoples Democratic Party in Taraba state has lost a prominent politician after he defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress. A former acting governor of Taraba state and member of the Peoples Democratic Party, Sani Danladi has defected to the All Progressive Congress, APC in the State. The prominent politician alongside his supporters yesterday in his Bachama ward, Karim Lamido Local Government Area, announced the move, according to Premium Times.
His exit came barely one month after the former state acting governor, Garba Umar, defected to APC. Umar and Danladi hail from the same local government and constituency. Mr. Danladi, who was recently removed from the Senate as lawmaker representing Taraba North, following a Supreme Court verdict , was said to be at loggerhead with Governor Darius Ishaku. He has, however, denied this. “I’m not at loggerhead with anyone, but politics is all about interest, and this is where my people want me to go and bring change in the political landscape of our dear state.” For now, his exit is seen as a blow to the fortunes of the PDP in Karim Lamido, and Taraba even as a PDP leader says the action won’t change anything for the APC in the state. “No, we are not rattled at all, let him go, PDP wishes him luck,” David Dogo a PDP chieftain in the state said. Mr. Danladi, a grassroot politician, started out as a counsellor, then chairman and finally deputy governor of the state during the late Governor Danbaba Suntai’s administration.