We re­main in APC - Marwa as­so­ciates

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Kabiru R. An­war, Yola

Stake­hold­ers of the de­funct Congress for Pro­gres­sives Change (CPC) in Adamawa State said they did not de­fect with Buba Marwa to the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP).

Speak­ing at a meet­ing of stake­hold­ers from the 21 lo­cal govern­ment ar­eas of the state yes­ter­day in Yola, for­mer chair­man of the party, Al­haji Ibrahim Waziri, re­futed claims that they joined Marwa in the PDP.

Marwa had on Sun­day de­fected to PDP over al­leged marginal­iza­tion of his group.

But Waziri said al­though Marwa has the right to de­camp to any po­lit­i­cal party of his choice, the im­pres­sion he cre­ated about his in­flu­ence on a large num­ber of APC mem­bers was mis­lead­ing, hence the need to put the records straight.

A stake­holder, Al­haji Suleiman Ab­dul­lahi, ex­plained that the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) re­mained in­tact, say­ing Marwa’s de­par­ture would not af­fect its chances at the polls.

Sim­i­larly, a youth leader, Al­haji Mustafa Sal­ihu, said the rea­sons given by Marwa for his de­fec­tion were flimsy and self­ish and as such could not con­vince the youth to join him, call­ing on Marwa to apol­o­gize to APC lead­er­ship whom he ac­cused of marginal­iz­ing him.

“In fact, we gave Marwa one week to apol­o­gize for wrongly ac­cus­ing our party lead­ers or else we will ex­pose him”, Sal­ihu said.

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