- A PDP leader has said that the politicians defecting from the ruling APC are returning to the challenges they abandoned
- Jameel Zubairu said the politicians had previously refused to solve the problems within the party
- He said the APC is currently undergoing internal crisis because it was formed with strange political ideologies
A leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Adamawa state, Jameel Zubairu, on Sunday, July 29, said that politicians decamping from the All Progressives Congress (APC) are returning to the problems they left in the party.
Zubairu said these politicians had initially refused to solve the problems in the PDP before they fled the former ruling party.
Punch reports that Zubairu, a former chief protocol to President Muhammadu Buhari when he was Nigeria's head of state said the ruling party was currently undergoing internal crisis because it was formed by strange bedfellows with different political ideologies.
"When situation like that happens, you are bound to have a conflict of interest and this is what you are seeing now. Obviously, you can see that a lot of people, who came together and formed the APC, are not happy," Zubairu said.
“The same people (defectors), who created the problem in the PDP, ran away and assembled somewhere else, without resolving the initial problem. They will still come back to meet that problem which they left unresolved.
The PDP remains the best party you can ever belong to or serve in. The party is very big and experienced; it can accommodate diverse opinions. From all the happenings now, those who left the PDP should know that the party is the right place for them to return.
“The APC hasn’t seen anything yet. Many of those who left the PDP for the APC will return. It’s like a homecoming. I am sure they must have realised now that it’s better to return home and solve the problems together," Zubairu who also served in the same capcity during former president Goodluck Jonathan's tenure said.
The PDP chieftain who is contesting for the governorship seat in Adamawa said the development to the inability of governors to creatively devise means to generate internal revenue in addition to the monthly federal allocation.
“I have been a civil servant all through my life. I know the problem associated with not being paid on time not to talk of being owed several months of salaries. Non-payment of salaries affects not only the employee, but the whole society.
“Adamawa for instance, is a civil service-based economy. In those days, public servants could go to the markets and take things on credit because there was a guarantee that their salaries would be paid," he added.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom who recently decamped to PDP cautioned the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole.
Ortom said it is important for Oshiomhole to be watchful of his state so as not to throw the state into political crisis ahead of the 2019 elections.
The governor said the same Oshiomhole had earlier described his performance in glowing terms when he was still in APC.
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