Aminu Tambuwal has explained why he left the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He is the third Governor from the APC to move to the PDP in recent times.
The Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom and 13 Local Government chairmen dumped the ruling party last week.
Also, on Tuesday, July 31, 2018, the Governor of Kwara state, Abdulfatah Ahmed announced his resignation from the APC immediately the Senate President, Bukola Saraki decamped.
According to Daily Post, Tambuwal cited the lack of statesmanship in responding to national issues as one of the reasons he left the ruling party.
“Politicians and political leaders, groups and group leaders, stakeholders in the development of our state and our nation, fellow indigenes of Sokoto State and citizens of our great country, members of the press, ladies and gentlemen. It is with gratitude to Almighty Allah, our Sustainer that I address you on a matter of great importance to our nation at this auspicious moment in our political history. I stand before you with a heavy heart, wishing I had cheery words of progress, instead of the sad report that I am constrained to give you on the situation of our dear nation.
The struggle for democracy is one that began with our fight for independence as a sovereign nation. To this end, the blood, freedom and other liberties of our past heroes and contemporary veterans were sacrificed. The current dispensation began in 1999, as the watershed of our toil, which granted to us a democratic system that is striving to evolve and survive.
Through those years the forces of genuine change gravitated and by 2015, merged to ensure a transition of power that Nigerians hoped would herald a new order of true democracy under an atmosphere of justice, peace, equity and the rule of law. The leaders of that coalition represented and symbolized the aspiration of Nigerians for progress and prosperity under one united, indivisible nation.
As the speaker of the House of Representatives then, I left my comfort zone to be involved in the struggle for the enthronement of purposeful leadership for the citizens of our dear country.”
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