Posted by News Express | 11 June 2015 | 3,291 times
Barely a week after former military Governor of Lagos State, Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the former Nigerian envoy to South Africa on Wednesday returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with thousands of his supporters across Adamawa State.
This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday in Yola, Adamawa State by Gen. Marwa’s media aide, Bello Zubairu who said “the decision to return to the APC was jointly reached at a well attended meeting today, Wednesday June 10, 2015 between Gen. Marwa and his supporters under the aegis of The Marwa Organization, TMO.”
Speaking at the parley, the former military governor of Borno and Lagos states reminded the gathering that they had no reason to leave APC before but for the fact that thousands of TMO members were denied registration into APC in Adamawa State when the party was newly formed.
It would be recalled that before the emergence of the APC, Gen Marwa was the governorship candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change, (CPC) in Adamawa State but after the merger of CPC and other opposition parties to form the APC, thousands of his supporters from several local government areas of the state were technically denied the opportunity to register in the new party then.
He said “all efforts to seek redress through the appropriate channels were to no avail, thus leaving thousands of you, TMO members without a party.”
He urged them to forgo their grievances and let bygones be bygones, stressing that “with President Muhammadu Buhari in the saddle, such impunity won’t happen again”
The statement added that after listening to the views of others, the body resolved to return to the party they joined others to form, work for its growth and contribute to national development.
They noted that as their first meeting after the formation of a new government in the country, they congratulated President Buhari, Adamawa state governor, Senator Ahmad Bindo and the newly inaugurated leadership of the National Assembly.
“To cap his remark at the ceremony, Marwa urged all elected and appointed officials across the country to support President Buhari and work for positive change in Nigeria,” the statement added.
•Photo shows Marwa.
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