“Nothing could be more demoralising than losing the number two man of your party with few days to what is almost certain to be his last attempt to clinch a seat that he had coveted since the 1990s.”
NAN also reports that Gamawa was also a member of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council from the North-East geopolitical zone, where Abubakar hails from.
The Buhari group, therefore, advised Abubakar to pull out of the presidential race to save himself from what is almost certain to be a crushing defeat.
The group added that the defection of the former PDP National Chairman, Adamu Muazu, who is known in political circles as the “game changer”, was also instructive.
It said: “If there is any defection that is bound to hit Atiku hard it is that of the former Bauchi governor, Adamu Muazu, whose election as the PDP National Chairman, just before the 2015 elections, was a popular choice.
“If there are people who know Atiku well, Muazu certainly would be numbered among them and he has now joined the governing party, the APC.”
This, the BMO also said, was a clearer message to undecided voters across the country that President Buhari is the better choice.