Rep says Atiku’s restructuring promise attracted him to PDP
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