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Atiku arrives PDP headquarters; 8 commissioners dumps APC in his state

Looks like Atiku Abubakar will make serious impact this time. The former vice president arrived the national headquarters of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja on Tuesday.

Accompanied by a large crowd, Atiku is meeting members of the National Caretaker Committe of the party led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi.

Meanwhile, as much as Eight Commissioners in the Senator Mohammed Umaru Jibrilla Bindow-led APC controlled Adamawa State government have dumped the party, in support of Atiku.

The serving commissioners, who belong to Atiku’s camp, include Dr. Fatima Atiku Abubakar, commissioner of health, Commissioner of Works and Housing, Lilian Stephen, Commissioner of Land and Survey, Yayaji Mijinyawa and Commissioner of Youths and Sports, Mr Augustine Ayuba.

Others are Alhaji Daware, Commerce and Trade and Ahmadu Waziri, Agriculture.

The decision of the commissioners to move out of the APC, with their principal, Atiku Abubakar, has totally crippled activities of the state government, in the last three weeks.

With that movement out of the APC, it means over half of the cabinet might have effectively pulled out of the state government.