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APC finally speaks on Saraki, Tambuwal’s ‘plans to join PDP’

Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Convention Committee and Jigawa State governor, Abubakar Badaru, on Monday, reacted to the rumours making the rounds that Senate President Bukola Saraki and Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State were were to dump the ruling party for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The governor spoke while fielding questions from State House Correspondents after meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari, in Abuja.

He also assured that the forthcoming APC convention would be peaceful as different camps in the party were already united.

On what to expect from the convention, Governor Badaru said, “We expect a peaceful and rancour free and good convention. All members are one. They are all united and I am sure the convention will bring everybody together. And in democracy, if you are open and straight forward, things get done well, I don’t think there should be any problem.

“Political unrest? No, it is not true. It is normal political chanting. Chanting between groups that are contesting the same position and People passing by.

“Some some groups will shunt for their own and others will shunt for another person and that was what happened. That was a great rally. It is normal in every gathering, you have different supporters supporting different people contesting the same position.

Badaru added, “It is not true that Tambuwal and Saraki are negotiating with the PDP, we have not heard of that. Some few weeks back there was rumour about the governor of Benue (Governor Samuel Ortom) and he made it clear at our last NEC that he is not moving anywhere.”

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