Back to Base: All 21 Local Govt Chairmen, Area Administrators in Adamawa Re-Defects to PDP
All the 21 Local Government Chairmen and 36 Areas Administrators across Adamawa State, on Friday, returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) .
The Council Chairmen and Area Administrators had defected from the PDP with former Governor Murtala Nyako, to join the All Progressives Congress last year, due to the lingering crisis in the PDP involving Nyako and the former PDP chairman Alhaji Bamanga Tukur.
The Chairmen and Administrators publicly renounced their APC membership at the PDP secretariat in Yola, promising to support the PDP as they believe that the party was the winning party in the state.
Speaking at the PDP secretariat, the chairman of Michika Local Government Area, Hon Vandi Favanza who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, pledged to support the party and were willing to meet every condition given to them.
“We are not strangers in the PDP because we came into power on the platform of the party but we left the party with former governor Nyako to the APC to secure our positions, if not the powers that be would have booted some of out of our seats, therefore we promise to work for the interest of the party in the forth coming election” he said.
In the same vein the Gombi local government chairman Hon Rufai Umar expressed fear that the PDP executives at their local government level may not accept them due to sentimental reasons that may have been existing between them.
He however pleaded with the state exco to set up a reconciliation committee that will harmonise them at the local level so as have good working relationship with the local government.
While receiving the council Chairmen and Administrators, the state chairman of the PDP, Chief Joel Madaki said that PDP was willing to accept them if they could follow due process and appreciate the tenets of party .
Madaki advised the local government chairmen and the area administrators to go back to their individual wards and re-validate their PDP membership card so as to avoid future crisis in their wards.
He further reiterated that they should publicly renounce their APC membership on the media so that constitutional lapses would be averted in case of any eventuality.
Madaki rejected the plea saying that there was no need to form any committee but they would intervene when the need arose.
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