Adamawa: “We will effectively sweep off PDP dirty remnants”-42,000 Decampees

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North east APC chair, Salisu Mustapha on arrival to received returnees

In a resounding gathering to denounce their membership with People’s Democratic Party (PDP),about 42,000 members of PDP decamped to All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Adamawa state.

The defectors are mostly members of PDP faction in the State denounced their loyalist to the opposition party today (Saturday) to the ruling party (APC) through Chief Maiden Teneke attested that ” they Will sweep off PDP dirty remnants” in the state.

Gulak,one of the key leading man of those decamped and the former Political adviser to Goodluck  Jonathan laid their basis of decamping to be due to ‘’ impunity and lack of internal democracy, ‘’ as he cited the controversial dissolution of their faction state Working Committee (SWC) of the party by the then Makarfi caretaker executives.

‘’Members of  the PDP numbering 42,000  across the 21 local government areas including party executives have today wish to formally dump PDP and join APC officially.

‘’With  this development, we formally burry PDP in Adamawa state.

‘’ Though we are not like others, who kept decamping when their dreams and ambitions were  not met.

‘’Constitutionally we have right to leave and join any other party. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had earlier left PDP and tore his party membership card.

‘’So also  former Vice President Atiku Abubakar; it could be recalled had first left PDP and joined  AC  that later metamorphosed to ACN. From ACN Atiku returned back to PDP that he first left and before you know the former vice president again cross-carpet to APC and now left it to PDP again.

‘’So everyone has right to change if feel disenchanted and  we have made consultations with our people who asked us to move to APC .

‘’ Degrading of Boko Haram terrorists, whose aim is to eliminate the region from the country’s map  is enough to justify the defection to the ruling party, and let me assure you that PDP will soon be buried in Adamawa,’’Gulak noted.

He further stated that APC gave them all the reasons to defects with their good internally democracy mechanism and erudite progressive Work of the Governor of Adamawa, Senator Muhammadu Umaru Jibrilla Bindow.

According to him Bindow is transforming the state in a quite unprecedented manner,putting the State in the archives history of development.

”In the history of Adamawa state it’s only Governor Bindow that have change the State to an enviable level.

“We are now joining him not for our own interest but for the general interest of our dear state.” He added

The national official of the party,PDP,Chief Medan Teneke an ex-officio representing north East said that their  decision to join the ruling party, was informed by APC-led government  developmental  strides.

” We will effectively use the broom to sweep off the dirty PDP in Adamawa state, “Teneke said.

Comrade Salihu Mustapha, APC  North-East chairman pointed out that, the decamping was as a result of good work of APC administration.

‘’ All federal roads have  been awarded for rehabilitations while some has reached concluding state of bidding for awarding by federal government,’’ said he.

Salihu lauded the appointing of sons and daughters from the region into key positions including chef of Army staff, General Tukur Buratai,National Security adviser Babagana Mungono, SGF Boss Mustpaha, and minister of the FCT Abuja as laudable.

Reacting, the state  PDP chairman of the party, Barrister Tahir Shehu said their  defection would be a big relief to the PDP ,saying that, ‘’ most of them have skeleton in their cupboard ,  and they were afraid of EFCC’s hammer.’’

Prominent Politicians who defected From PDP to APC
S/No.
Name
Post Held
1
Barr. Aliyu Ahmed Gulak
• Former Speaker Defunct Gongola State Haouse of Assembly
• Special Adviser to the Preident on Political Matters

2
Hon. Alpha Umar Belel
• Asst. Commissioner of Police (rtd.)
• Former Member State House of Assembly
• Former Adviser
3
Hon. Shehu Mohammed
• Former Member State House of Assembly
• Former Majority Leader
4
Alhaji Mohammed Danjuma Iliyasu
• Former Secretary, PDP
• Former National Youth Leader North East PDP
5
Alhaji Yusuf Dan’Umma
• Former Senior Special Adviser
• Former Chairman, Local Government Service Commission
6
Hon. Sahabo Aliyu Gurin
• Former Local Government Chairman
• Former ALGON Chairman
7
Hon. Felix Tangwami
(Garkuwan Bula)
• Former Local Government Chairman
• Former ALGON Chairman
• Former Commissioner
• Former DG Presidential/Gubernatorial Campaign – PDP
8
Chief Medan Teneke
(Sardauna Bata)
• Former Zonal Chairman – PDP
• Former National Ex-Officio
• Former Commissioner
9
Hon. Chief (Dr.) Lazarus Gugu
• Former House of Representative
• Former Board Commissioner
• Former PDP Vice Chairman
10
Hon. Umar Abdulkarim
• Former Member State House of Assembly
11
Hon. (Barr.) Jonathan Sanda Lamurde
• Former Commissioner

12
Hon. Phanuel Mosu
• Former Local Government Chairman
• Former Adviser
13
Hon. Shehu Umar Baba Jacob
• Former Senior Special Assistant
• Former State Youth Leader PDP
14
Hon. Mustapha Maigari Bello
• Former Member House of Assembly
• Former Minority Leader
• Former Majority Leader
• Former Assistant Organizing Secretary PDP
15
Hon. Michael Zidon
• Former Member House of Assembly
16
Hon. Ibrahim Magaji
• Former Local Government Chairman
17
Hon. Saidu Halidu Bako
• Former Secretary, Gubernatorial Campaign Organization – PDP

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