JUST IN: Suspended PDP Deputy National Chairman, Babayo Gawama Dumps Party, Decamp to APC
The suspended deputy national chairman (North) of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Babayo Gamawa, has joined the governing All Progressives Congress (APC).
The national publicity secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, who announced the suspension, said Mr Babayo was suspended by the National Working Committee.
His defection to APC was announced Tuesday by the spokesperson of President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina.
Revealing the reason he left the PDP to join APC, he said it had nothing to do with his suspension from the PDP, but his love for the country.
However, he made a vow that the PDP will regret the decision for suspending him.
“As a Nigerian, I want what is good for the country; I want good image for my country and I want to see development and progress of the country. And I have been saying it, as a politician, I play my politics not blindly. Whenever thing goes right or wrong I will say it the way it is. As Journalists, you are aware of what PDP did today just because of an allegation they said they have suspended me.
“I want to call on them to check their secretariat. If they are in politics they should know what is happening on daily basis at the secretariat – what comes in and what goes out. They should check their mails and they will know the position of Sen. Babayo Gamawa before their action of today. I have no regret for defecting from the PDP and they (PDP) would regret their action, by God grace,’’ he said