Apparently not happy with the activities of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) bloc in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a member of the bloc has advised the party on how nPDP should be treated.
Senator Abdullahi Adamu, a former governor of Nasarawa State, who was among those that deserted the PDP ahead of the 2015 general election for the APC, said that the leadership of the APC should ignore the aggrieved nPDP members and their antics.
He stated this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday, dismissing the group’s claim of marginalisation and accused them of insisting on meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari so as to blackmail, intimidate and ambush him.
While commending the President’s decision not to interfere in the nPDP issue, Adamu said that the matter as also allegedly stated by Buhari should be left to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the leadership of the party to handle.
“I belonged to the nPDP and as I have said before, there was nowhere we held a meeting to resurrect the group for the purpose of protesting alleged marginalisation of our former members by the APC-led Federal Government. Apart from that, the basis of the group’s allegation is tenuous,” he said.
Adamu, who is the current chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, coordinated Buhari’s 2019 presidential campaign for the North Central zone in 2015.
Adding that Buhari must not succumb to the tricks of the nPDP, he said, “While the antics of the so-called nPDP to portray the Buhari administration as being unfair to the group in its appointments are reprehensible, I commend the President’s governance style and his litany of progressive decisions that are in tandem with the collective aspirations of our party.”
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