Garba Akuyan, the Bauchi state commissioner for Finance who resigned his appointment earlier on Friday, has joined the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, confirmed the defection on his Facebook page with pictures of the commissioner posing with the governorship candidate, Bala Mohammed, and other party leaders.
“Glad to receive my brother Hon Garba Akuyam who just resigned as Commissioner of Finance Bauchi State and joined the PDP family in Bauchi,” Mr Dogara said.
In a copy of the resignation letter obtained by our correspondent, the former Commissioner said he was compelled to resign in view of recent developments and political realities of present-day Bauchi State.
Mr Akuyan was the Director General of the campaign team of Bauchi State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar in 2015.