Why I Dumped PDP For APC - Aminu Tambuwal

Date: 28-10-2014 8:18 pm (6 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Nigeria’s Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday formally announced his defection from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC.

The Speaker who had been known to be close to leaders of the opposition party formally announced his defection to the admiration of members of APC in the House.

In a short speech at the end of plenary, Tambuwal said he was defecting to the APC for political reasons, adding that he only responded to the yearning of his people in Sokoto State in taking the decision.

He added that his decision to leave PDP followed months of consultations he had embarked on. Femi Gbajabiamila, the leader of APC Caucus in the House, said the defection of the Speaker will motivate the House to work harder.

He added that nothing has changed in the House as all members would work together for the benefit of the lower legislative chamber and greater good of the Nigerian people, implying that the Speaker may not vacate his position with the defection.

Tambuwal is expected to contest for the governorship of his native Sokoto State. His months of denial is believed to have been informed by his concerns about losing his position as the Speaker.

Tambuwal, after the declaration, adjourned sitting of the lower house of parliament till 3 December. It was believed that the Speaker who was once ranked among the presidential hopefuls of APC is now gunning to become the next Governor of Sokoto, his home state. Governor Aliyu Wammako, the incumbent governor of the State defected to APC alongside five other governors of the ruling PDP late last year.

Wammako is believed to be the political godfather of Tambuwal and he is said to favour the governor as his successor. Though the Speaker had long be rumoured to be a closet member of APC, rumours of his eventual defection reached its peak when it was reported last week that he attended the meeting of APC in Sokoto convened to choose consensus candidates for the state’s governorship and other elections.

Tambuwal was said to have told the gathering to accept him as “one of you starting from today”.

GISTMANIA gathered that with Tuesday’s announcement, Tambuwal would be able to attend the extra-ordinary convention of APC scheduled for Wednesday.








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Posted: at 28-10-2014 08:18 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- winace at 28-10-2014 08:33 PM (6 years ago)
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Tell dis to pple who are naïve. We kn u have left PDP since. U are jt announcing it officially now. Enjoy while it last. Let's see how it goes for u political prostitutes.
Posted: at 28-10-2014 08:33 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Wysetots at 28-10-2014 08:58 PM (6 years ago)
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Wharreva
Posted: at 28-10-2014 08:58 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Ritabrenice at 28-10-2014 09:03 PM (6 years ago)
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Na only u follow come...
Posted: at 28-10-2014 09:03 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- meushnegroe at 28-10-2014 09:07 PM (6 years ago)
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Political prostitution
Posted: at 28-10-2014 09:07 PM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- beneno at 28-10-2014 09:15 PM (6 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 28-10-2014 09:15 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- deboalabi262 at 28-10-2014 10:41 PM (6 years ago)
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Freedom of choice is entrenched in the constitution of Naija,  Enjoy it while it lasts... Cool

Posted: at 28-10-2014 10:41 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- morgrawl231 at 29-10-2014 01:27 AM (6 years ago)
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CROSS-CARPETTING IS ALLOWED,,,,
Posted: at 29-10-2014 01:27 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- dynasty4all at 29-10-2014 02:03 AM (6 years ago)
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BORN 2 RULE
THOSE THAT BELIEVE THAT NO ANY OTHER TRIBE HAS RIGHT 2 RULE APART FROM HAUSA/FULANI & YORUBA
COME WHAT MAY, PRESIDENT GOODLUCK WILL REMAIN IN POWER 2015
Posted: at 29-10-2014 02:03 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chealseafc at 29-10-2014 02:21 AM (6 years ago)
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you left because of your selfish interest. chikena.
Posted: at 29-10-2014 02:21 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- gojije at 29-10-2014 06:19 AM (6 years ago)
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in my country where I come from, if a politician from opposition parties defects to the ruling party is ok. but if there defect from the ruling party to the oppositions then he is called names. please my political scientists What is your take?
Posted: at 29-10-2014 06:19 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- Ujuleo1980 at 29-10-2014 08:27 AM (6 years ago)
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Wish u gud luck
Posted: at 29-10-2014 08:27 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- marksboy at 29-10-2014 10:48 AM (6 years ago)
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who is fooling who?? we all know that the political transfer window will close very soon, so u had to come out to declare that uve taken medicals and uve signed the papers for the transfer window period. Abeg we know una tricks......
Posted: at 29-10-2014 10:48 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- Fertymor at 8-11-2014 09:26 AM (6 years ago)
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Ok...
Posted: at 8-11-2014 09:26 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- elchymo at 24-08-2015 04:45 AM (5 years ago)
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I don't want to know
Posted: at 24-08-2015 04:45 AM (5 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- hackynoni111 at 2-09-2015 04:22 PM (5 years ago)
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na ur wahala be dat
Posted: at 2-09-2015 04:22 PM (5 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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