Former Military Governor of Lagos State and a chieftain of All Progressives Congress in Adamawa, retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, has formally defected to People’s Democratic Party with his teeming supporters.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the decision by Marwa to defect to PDP followed a meeting held on Sunday with his supporters in Yola after their complaint of being marginalised in the APC.
In his speech, Marwa accused APC’s national leadership of handing over the party in the state to Governor Murtala Nyako.
Marwa, who contested the last state governorship election with Nyako under defunct CPC, said his supporters were marginalised during the recent APC membership registration in the state.
He noted that as members of the legacy parties that formed APC he would not accept a situation where Nyako, who came from PDP, would just take over the party from “the original founders in the state.”
Marwa said he would dialogue with the PDP so as to ensure their fair share in the party.
Others, who spoke at the meeting shortly before the voice vote, insisted that they should leave for PDP their original party.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that Marwa left PDP for defunct CPC in 2011 after the conduct of the PDP governorship primaries which nominated Governor Murtala Nyako to run for second term.