Baraje dismisses defection rumors

says he remains a proud PDP member

Again, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, CON, has dismissed speculations making round on Kwara based social media that he was planning to dump the party and return to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.

Baraje, who made this this known during a meeting with newsmen in Ilorin on Thursday, disclosed that he remains a “proud PDP member” and has no intention to leave for any other party as he said “he would never go to APC”.

He noted that there was no reason for him to dump the PDP for the ‘APC’ which he left years ago after realizing that the party was not progressive as its members claimed.

The former PDP national chairman added: “When political parties or associations form alliances, they do so based on certain agreements, and such agreements become operational when the new alliance or party comes to power. But immediately we came to power, no sooner did we realize that all agreements we had were being violated. So, we had to go back. Those in the APC refer to themselves as progressives but their ideas are not progressive.”

“There is a clear difference between our party, the PDP and the APC. For the 16 years we were in power, we never found ourselves in the current mess the APC has put us into as a nation. In the last seven years they have been in power, they continue to pass blame. They have messed up the nation’s economy and security. Nigerians now know the difference,” he added.

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