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Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) in Gombe state is waxing stronger as it continued to receive defectors from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other parties into its fold.

The party’s governorship candidate, Khamisu Ahmed Mailantarki, has again received over 2000 members of the APC and PDP that defected to the party in Kaltungo local government area of Gombe state. 


He assured the defectors that the NNPP has a vision to make things right and work for the progress of the state and the people.

Mailantarki was accompanied by the Gombe South NNPP senatorial candidate, Abigail David Albashi, the state NNPP chairman, Comrade Maikano Abdullahi, deputy governorship candidate, Hamma Tanimu, and Samaila Baba (Mai Takalmin Qarfe), Mrs Mole Istifanus Bennett, Barrister A.K. Baba and other prominent NNPP members in the state.


The defection in Kaltungo was one of the series of exodus of other party members into the NNPP in recent times.

The floodgates of defections opened after the defection of the immediate past Gombe state PDP women leader, Mole Istifanus Bennett, alongside a former commissioner Bakura Bajoga and other members from Gombe South.


This was followed by the defection of the former Atiku Abubakar’s presidential campaign coordinator, Rose Simon, Grace Joshua, Saul Dodo Damagun and other PDP members who also joined the NNPP.

They were also received into the party by the governorship candidate, Mailantarki.