Governor Murtala Nyako of Admawa State yesterday declared that the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, is on the verge of death due to what he described as the ‘terrifying upper-cut’ dealt the party by its national leadership in Abuja.
Nyako, a staunch supporter of the Abubakar Kawu Baraje-led New PDP and member of the G-7 governors, who have constituted themselves to as opponents of the Bamanga Tukur-led PDP, made this known while fielding questions from journalists in Dutse, after a meeting with Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State.
His words, “The PDP is on the verge of death because the leaders in Abuja have given the party a terrifying upper-cut. If the party is dead nobody should expect me to follow a dead party into the grave”.
Nyako added, “People leave even their religions for another and PDP is not a religion, which means leaving it would not be regrettable”.
When asked on his next line of action should the threat of expulsion by the Tukur-led National Working Committee of the PDP is eventually carried out, the governor, who looks set to dump the ruling party for the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, said the move may turn out to be in his best interest.
“The purported threat by Bamanga Tukur to expel me from the PDP is highly welcomed. You see, when I remember that when I was taken to elementary school, I cried and cried because I did not want to go, in fact, I did not take my lunch and dinner that day because I was not happy. At the end it turned out to be the best for me .So if they expel me from the PDP, it may turn out to be the best for me”, he said.