The Presidency has announced that Bala Bello Tinka, the Director General of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign organisation in Gombe State has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Femi Adesina, said Tinka, alias Tinka Point, met with President Muhammadu Buhari at State House, Abuja, on Thursday night to pledge his allegiance to the APC and also vowed to bring his political weight to bear on the election of the President for a second term in office.
“Coming exactly a fortnight to the presidential election, the defection of Alhaji Tinka deals a massive blow to the PDP in Gombe. PDP currently governs the state, and has done so since 2003.
“President Muhammadu Buhari campaigns in Gombe Saturday and Alhaji Tinka is expected to formally join the APC, alongside others, during the event,” Adesina said.
Tinka, who unsuccessfully contested the PDP Gubernatorial primaries, is a major economic and political player in Gombe state. He owns Tinka Point Limited, which is into construction, handling construction of roads, erosion control and other infrastructures for the federal and some state governments.
Tinka was a close ally of Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo. cked0 Li