- Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has attacked the caims of marginalisation levelled against APC by a faction of the party known as nPDP
- The governor said the claim is a malicious lie as no member of the nPDP is marginalised
Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, said that claims that members of the New Peoples Democatic Party (nPDP) in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are being marginalised is nothing but a malicious lie.
Ganduje also said the threat by the nPDP to decamp from APC will not in any way affect President Muhammadu Buhari's 2019 second term ambition.
Ganduje, who was a member of the nPDP, when the group melted into the formation of APC, strongly disassociated himself from the marginalisation claim by some members of the nPDP, The Sun reports.
He said: "The Senate President, Olusola Saraki is from nPDP, he is now Senate President, he has very important committees, which he singlehandedly approved the chairmen of such committees, that is not marginalisation and he is the Senate President under the banner of APC
“What kind of marginalisation is he the only senator, out of over 60 senators, one is being able to become Senate President, so how can he says that he has been marginalised, also he has a governor in Kwara state from the nPDP, therefore a whole governor of Kwara state cannot say he is being marginalised, the speaker of the state is equally from the nPDP.
“The Senate President has many people from the APC, who were from the nPDP, having many positions, if I can be permitted to say lucrative positions, they have been enjoying under the APC.
“We majority of the nPDP, we are disclaiming the very allegation of marginalisation, by the so called few members of the nPDP and we believed, we are not being marginalised, because the governor of Adamawa state, is from the nPDP, is now a governor, myself am from nPDP, am now a governor, I am not marginalised and so many other legislators.
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"I believe there must be something underground, you know Mr. President is facing a difficult moment; corruption is fighting back, so you can see where the issue of marginalisation is coming from, it is not an issue of marginalisation, it is an issue of corruption fighting back, we would see what would happen."
NAIJ.com earlier reported that Saraki, on May 28, led a high-powered delegation of nPDP members to meet with Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
The meeting was held at the Vice President’s official residence, Aguda House, at the presidential villa, Abuja behind closed doors.
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