Jubilation by an unprecedented crowd rented the air on Wednesday, 8th June in Hinna ward, Yamaltu Deba Local Government Area of Gombe State as former minister of Transport, Barrister Abdullahi Idris Umar, formally joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The massive gathering which descended on Hinna town comprised members of the state PDP working committee, local government chairmen of the party, political associates, families, youths and women, who sang, drummed and danced to celebrate the returning of the former Minister into the PDP. Idris, a one-time Senator and member of the Federal House of Representatives, said lack of internal democracy and injustice for all members of the APC were some of the reasons that informed his decision to quit the party. He decried that for over three years, APC chieftains had been fighting one another and the national leadership of the party failed to intervene, thereby forcing some of them to decamp from it. Idris described PDP as a “party of purpose, discipline and a party that has all the potentials to move the country forward”. He said: “People of Gombe state and Nigeria expect PDP to take over the governance of this country for good, and to ensure the peace and security of this country.” In his remarks, Yamaltu Deba PDP Chairman said the former Minister rejoined the PDP with thousands of his supporters. He said Idris was welcomed by the entire family of the PDP in Gombe including former governor Ibrahim Dankwambo. The PDP chairman assured the defectors that the party would be fair to all members, new and old.