“I Will Never Let You Down on this New Path”, Ribadu Says to His Friends on Facebook
Former presidential candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), in the 2011 general election, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has assured his friends that he will never let them down on the new path of joining the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Ribadu dumped his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), and joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), where he is aiming to contest the Adamawa governorship election under the platform of the PDP.
But many of his followers and supporters felt disappointed that he decided to join a party many Nigerians believed have failed to meet the aspirations of the people, a believe Ribadu himself shares with several criticism of the PDP while he was in APC.
To calm his friends and followers however, the former EFCC boss took to his facebook page to asure them that he is in PDP for a reason and promised not to disappoint them.
The post reads:
My good friends,
I know how difficult it may be for you to come to terms with my defection to another party. But I must assure you that it’s a carefully considered decision for which I do not wish to hurt anyone’s feeling. I’ll not embark on a needless animosity with my good friends, irrespective of political, religious, regional and ethnic affiliations.
Let me quickly make it known that I did not issue a statement disparaging APC and its members, including Governors Amaechi, Kwankwaso… These were clearly fabricated, expected backlash, by mischievous characters interested in misleading the public and drawing a picture of non-existent feuds between me and my good friends.
My defection shouldn’t be seen as an initiation of political antagonism with my good friends in another party. I still hold them in high esteem, and even where there are marked differences, I believe there are decorous and honorable ways of resolving them. So, kindly disregard any statement said to be by me attacking the personality of any politician since my defection. I’ll never allow myself to be drawn into such disrespectful exchange.
As for my next step in this political struggle, this would be made known in due time. For now, I wish to assure you that my defection is in pursuit of a good cause, and never out of any selfish interests as portrayed by a section. Thanks for bearing with me on this decision, and for those who have been in solidarity with my struggles and still giving me the benefits of the doubt, I’m most grateful. I’ll never let you down on this new path. Thank you!
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