The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has break silence on the defection in the ruling party and revealed the reason why Senate President Bukola Saraki and Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State left the party.
Tinubu said they left because the APC refused to give them automatic tickets for the 2019 elections.
He made this known on Sunday in a statement entitled “They Go Away Because We Go the Right Way”.
According to him, the defectors “left the party to return to a motley agglomeration that would promise them what true democracy could not: automatic tickets, sharing of the national wealth and other offices and privileges”.
“Governor Tambuwal’s exit can be distilled to one cause. He covets the presidency. However, he had not the stomach to challenge President Buhari in a primary. Tambuwal felt further insulted that he would be compelled to face a direct primary just to retain the governorship nomination,” Tinubu said.
“But for the promise made by PDP headliners like Rivers State Governor Wike that he would have the PDP presidential nomination, Tambuwal would not have left. His exit had nothing to do with governance of the nation. It was about forging a personal ambition predicated on the defeat of progressive reform not the advancement of it”.
According to Tinubu, the situation is similar for the Senate President and he claims the PDP promised him the Senate Presidency.
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