Abubakar who until his departure was an ex-officio member of the PDP is leaving barely two weeks after Iyal Abubakar, another party top shot decamped at a ceremony in his Keffi hometown.
Both Abubakar and Iyal served as members of the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the PDP from 2007 to 2011, and participated prominently in the elections of 2011 where they vied, unsuccessfully, for tickets to the State House of Assembly.
The defection of Iyal Abubakar, the former organizing secretary of the PDP in the state, and Hassan Abubakar, public relations officer (PRO), and later as Ex-Officio member in Akwanga, is one in the many defections the PDP has suffered since losing power in the 2011 election.
Nasarawa State Deputy Governor Dameshi Barau Luka, who received Abubakar into the CPC, handed him the party’s flag in demonstration of the new entrant’s loyalty and membership of the CPC. Abubakar said he decamped because the last four years of PDP governance in the state, marked the period of departure from people-to-people programmes.
But the state PDP spokesman, Mark Neto Yohanna while reacting, said Abubakar defected because he could not actualize “self-centred” agenda after he lost his position as PRO of the party.