Rep says Atiku’s re­struc­tur­ing prom­ise at­tracted him to PDP

The Punch - - POLITICS TODAY - James Abra­ham, Jos

Amem­ber of the house of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Mr ed­ward Pwa­jok, says he de­cided to join the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party be­cause of the prom­ise made by the party’s pres­i­den­tial can­di­date, Atiku Abubakar, to re­struc­ture Nige­ria if elected.

Pwa­jok, who cur­rently rep­re­sents Jos South/jos east Fed­eral Con­stituency, de­fected to the All Pro­gres­sives Congress in May 2017 af­ter win­ning his elec­tion on the PDP plat­form dur­ing the 2015 poll.

Since then, he has been a mem­ber of the rul­ing party un­til last Satur­day when he an­nounced his re­turn to his for­mer party.

he told jour­nal­ists in Jos on Sun­day that the APC pre­sented no hope for Nige­ri­ans and that was why he de­cided to re­turn to his for­mer party where the for­mer vice pres­i­dent had promised to re­struc­ture the coun­try.

he said, “I have left the APC to re­join my peo­ple in the PDP. I am pre­pared to play my own part in en­sur­ing that we change the change.

“We are in Nige­ria. We are in Plateau State. We have not seen any change in the last four years. In terms of se­cu­rity, there is even more in­se­cu­rity; eco­nomic wise, we are now the poverty cap­i­tal of the world.

“On cor­rup­tion, we are neck deep in it and the APC govern­ment has been very se­lec­tive in fight­ing it; so Nige­ri­ans are tired. The youth who are more in num­ber do not have hope. So it is bet­ter for us to go to a plat­form that rep­re­sents hope for Nige­ri­ans.

“That plat­form is the PDP which is be­ing led by a for­mer Vice Pres­i­dent, Atiku Abubakar, who has proven by his records that he is ready to re­struc­ture Nige­ria for peace and progress of the coun­try.

“So, I have no op­tion than to leave the APC and join him in the PDP so as to bring hope to Nige­ri­ans.”

The for­mer state Com­mis­sioner for Jus­tice said the PDP had learnt its lessons in de­feat and had been re­branded.

•La­gos State Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date, Mr Jimi Ag­baje (left), ac­knowl­edg­ing greet­ing from Catholic Women, dur­ing his meet­ing with them in La­gos… on Sun­day. Photo: NAN

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