By Charles Agwam – Bauchi
The senator representing Bauchi central at the National Assembly, Isah Hamma Misau has claimed that despite his defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), his popularity is not affected.
Misau made the claim yesterday amid thousands of supporters, at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), secretariat in Misau local government where he collected his membership card.
According to him “lack of internal democracy and justice for all members were some of the reasons that informed my decision to quit the ruling party.
“I was a founding member of the APC, but we and our supporters were shortchanged in the recent local governments and states Congresses of the party. Our people were denied forms and election officials were hidden from us. So the injustice in APC is worst than what we accused PDP of in the past”.
“In APC, if you are maltreated, you have nowhere to channel your grievances. Everybody knows that there is discipline in PDP. If you are treated unfairly you know where to report your grievances, and you will be heard.
“I hear fake stories of rejection by my people and how they are not with me. But you can see the crowd for yourself, I am overwhelmingly loved by my people. I don’t need APC to win an election in my constituency”.
The lawmaker claimed that he has provided solar boreholes, transformers and schools across the six local governments of his constituency, while expressing optimism that despite his defection, he will be reelected next year under any political Party.
He also alleged that the leadership of the ruling party was responsible for the crisis that bedevilled the party because nothing was done to several complaints filed by him and other defectors.