PDP Deputy National Chairman Defects To APC 24 Hours After Suspension

PDP Deputy National Chairman Defects To APC 24 Hours After Suspension

By Ephraim Adiele | Associate Editor on January 9, 2019
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Babayo Gamawa and President Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari and Babayo Gamawa at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | Photo Credit: Kayode Ogundamisi/Twitter

A former Deputy National Chairman (North) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Gamawa Babayo, has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) a day after he was suspended.

Babayo was suspended from the PDP on Monday, January 7, 2019, after the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) had reviewed a petition against Babayo and “found merit in the petition on allegations of dereliction of duty and anti-party activity”

24 hours after his suspension, Babayo was a guest at the Presidential Villa where he pledged allegiance to President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election after holding a 30-minute meeting with the President and Bauchi State governor, Mohammed Abubakar.

Speaking to State House correspondents after the meeting, Babayo said he has no regrets joining the APC, accusing the PDP of high-handedness in his suspension

He said, “As a Nigerian, I want what is good for the country; I want a good image for my country and I want to see the development and progress of the country.

“And I have been saying it, as a politician, I play my politics not blindly. Whenever things go right or wrong I will say it the way it is.

“I want to call on them to check their secretariat. If they are in politics they should know what is happening on daily basis at the secretariat – what comes in and what goes out.

“They should check their mails and they will know the position of Sen. Babayo Gamawa before their action of today. I have no regret for defecting from the PDP and they would regret their action by God’s grace.”



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