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POLITICS: 2015: PDP moves to unseat CPC in Nasarawa State

LEGISREPORTS NG – The Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has swung into swift action by deploying necessary machinery and means towards ensuring that it unseats the ruling Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) administration under the present leadership of Governor Tanko Al-Makura in 2015.

Among strategy employed was the recent reconciliation of aggrieved members of the PDP who had left the party and welcoming of new ones decamping from opposition parties including the CPC during a ceremony which held on Saturday.

Making the list of those who defected was the governorship candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria in the 2011 elections in Nasarawa, Onje Gye-Wado; the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party in 2011, Nawani Aboki; the immediate past Special Adviser to Governor Tanko Al-Makura on legislative affairs, Adamu Liman, who led other decamping from the CPC; Illiya Diko; and a former member of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Raymond Aklo.

The National Chairman of the PDP, Bamanga Tukur, who welcomed the politicians assured on the party’s commitment towards ensuring equity, saying the moments when candidates were imposed are over in the party.

He also stated that the PDP was bent on reconciling aggrieved members with a view to repositioning the party.

He said: “It (PDP) is your home and we receive you with all hearts and thank you must sincerely for making that wise decision.”

The chairman said his major assignment in the party is to ensure equity and reconciliation of aggrieved members; and declared that there will no longer be imposition of candidates in the party.

“I will build the party based on equity and there would be no imposition of candidates on members of the party,” he said.

He said only by so doing will the party attain success at all levels and that the new decampees should feel at home as the PDP is big enough to accommodate everybody in the country.

Also in attendance was the Information Minister, Labaran Maku, who alleged that the CPC was behind the recent crisis in the state.

He therefore enjoined residents of the state to leave in peace and harmony so as to overcome the scheming of the CPC.

Maku further said the decision of leaders and members from the Labour Party, CPC, and ACN leaders in the state to defect to the PDP was itself a clear indication that the merger of the opposition into the All Progressive Congress is bound to fail, and dead on arrival.

This report was prepared by our reporter in Nasarawa.


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