Speaker Aminu Tambuwal Set to Dump PDP for APC
Barely 24 hours after stating that he is still consulting on his political future, whether or not he will contest for the Presidency or the Sokoto State governorship seat and whether it will be on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) or the All progressives Congress (APC), indications have emerged that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, will soon defect to the APC.
Tambuwal had on gave the biggest hint about his planned defection on Sunday in his hometown, Tambuwal, Sokoto State.
After collecting his permanent voter card, Tambuwal was asked if he would defect to the APC, he responded in Hausa, “Kowa ni tsuntsu kukan gidan su yake yi”, meaning “birds of a feather flock together.”
He added that his people will determine what his future political plans will be after consulting with them.
“The outcome of the consultation with the people will be made known at the appropriate time. Every politics is local. It is the needs and aspirations of your locality that will determine the direction of your own politics,” Tambuwal said.
But investigations revealed that the speaker who is currently on a nationwide consultation would dump the Peoples Democratic Party for the APC after a nationwide consultation.
The consultation will further determine whether he would contest the Presidency or the Sokoto State governorship election in 2015.
The speaker had on Tuesday, last week held a secret meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta.
After the meeting, his media aide Imam Imam said Obasanjo and the speaker discussed the state of the nation.
He had said, “You know Baba (Obasanjo) is father to all in the country. The visit was a consultation. It was about how to move the country forward and make the country better.”
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