The recent defection of thousands of members of the PDP in Bauchi State to the APC is not a healthy development for the party in the state and its national leadership. But whether the minders of the PDP would take heed is another matter
The recent political developments in the country that heralded the defection of five governors from the People Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC) has in turn created ripples even to states where the governors did not defect.
In Bauchi State for instance, the agitation against the PDP is gaining traction following the defection of thousands of members to the APC where they were received by former minister of police affairs, Dr. Yakubu Lame.
The leader of the defecting group, Alhaji Abubakar Doma explained that their defection was in pursuit of justice and fairness in the country just as he debunked the claim by their former state chairman, Muhammed Isah that those who were supportive of the nPDP faction have reconciled with the Alhaji Bamanga Tukur led mainstream.
According to him, “apart from Isah who was allegedly persuaded by the ruling People Democratic party, all of the other new PDP members and executives across the 20 local governments in the state have unanimously followed the footsteps of their counterparts in the country to join the APC”.
“The Bauchi State chapter of the new PDP has since joined the progressive National leadership of APC and has since been received by the party under the leadership of the former police affairs minister in the person of Dr Ibrahim Yakubu Lame. It is noteworthy that our resolution to join the APC was unanimous with no second thoughts,” he said.
The decampees therefore warned that they would not hesitate to institute legal action against anybody who continues to sponsor advertorials in newspapers to relate them with the PDP, whether old or new and its affairs, saying that they are committed to working spiritedly towards the victory of the APC come 2015.
“We are calling on the leadership of the APC in the state to dismiss any insinuation meant to ridicule our genuine integration into the party with all our subjects. We remain loyal and committed party members who are ready to use our time, abilities and resources, to work hard in ensuring the success of the party”.
Category: Bauchi State News