BY UMAR YUSUF
YOLA — Members of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, in Adamawa State have disossociated themselves from the purported defection of former Military Governor of Lagos State, and gubernatorial candidate of the CPC in the last general elections, General Buba Marwa (rtd)
Addressing the party’s stakeholders from all the 21 local government areas in Yola, yesterday, the spokesperson of the former CPC members, Malam Suleiman Abdullahi, said that they are still part and parcel of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.
Abdullahi described the claims that Marwa had defected from the party to the ruling PDP as a huge joke.
He noted that Marwa was solely on his own if he had decamped to another party.
Meanwhile, there was a hot exchange of words between the camps of General Marwa and Governor Murtala Nyako.
The Director of Press and Public Affairs to Governor Murtala Nyako, Mallam Ahmad Sajo had accused Marwa of defecting to the PDP for selfish reasons.
Malam Sajo said: “We are aware that the Marwa group had approached Governor Nyako severally for money and they had equally contacted former Vice President Atiku Abubakar for money as well.”
He also said the defection of Marwa will not affect the fortunes of the party as he had no electoral value with his inability to win his ward when he contested the governorship of the state under the platform of CPC in 2011.
However, in a swift reaction, the spokesman for Marwa group, Mus Bubakari Kamale dismissed the allegation as frivolous saying that the real reasons behind Marwa’s defection was due to the entrenchment of impunity, injustice, lack of internal democracy and undemocratic culture being entrenched in APC.