A former Kaduna State governor, Balarabe Musa, has provided details of his discussion with Shehu Sani, which reportedly contributed to the latter not defecting from Nigeria’s ruling party, APC.
“I told him not to decamp from the party if he is only going to the PDP,” Musa, disclosed to Premium Times in a interview on Sunday.
“I did not ask him not to leave the APC. I only said that he should not defect to the Peoples Democratic Party.”
Recall that Sani had on Friday mentioned Musa as one of the people who stopped him from leaving the APC.
He had said, “My defection was stopped by Asiwaju Tinubu, Oshiomhole and Balarabe Musa. First of all, they recognised and accepted the fact that an injustice has been done to me in Kaduna. Balarabe Musa invited me to his house, cautioned and counselled me against defection. Asiwaju did the same thing. Adams Oshiomole reminded me of my activism and the struggles”.
The senator said he was reminded of the differences between his values and those of the PDP, saying the leaders also promised to resolve the concerns he raised.
“They drew my attention to the fact that all those who defected to the PDP were once PDP members. I don’t have the pedigree of PDP. I’m an activist.
“The assurance they gave me was that everything will be sorted out. They assured me that they will intervene on issues which I raised. Because of that I could not defect.”
Musa clarified his advice to DSani further, thus: “I told him not to decamp from the party if he is only going to the PDP,” Balarabe said. “If he is going to PDP, I don’t advise him to decamp from the APC. I left him to decide where he goes, but if he leaves the APC he should not go to the PDP.
“In other words, I told him that if he would leave the APC he should come to PRP. If he wants to leave APC, let him come to PRP where he belongs to.
“He would be going from one thing to even worse” if he moved from APC to PDP.
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