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Saraki, Tambuwal, Ortom Not Leaving APC- Gov Badaru



Jigawa State Governor ,Abubakar Badaru has dismissed speculations that Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal and his Benue counterpart, Samuel Ortom are planning to leave the All Progressive Congress ( APC).

Speaking to State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Governor Badaru called on Nigerians to disregard the rumour saying they don’t have consequence.

On rumours that some APC members are already negotiating with the opposition, he said “No I don’t think so and I have not heard that rumours and I don’t think there is such negotiation going on.

“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 and he made it clear at our last NEC that he is not moving anywhere. Those are rumours flying around but they don’t have consequence.

“We are united, governor Tambuwal is with us and the Distinguished senator Bukola Saraki, the Senate President is also with APC and we have not had any reason to think that they are negotiating elsewhere, no.

Badaru, who is the chairman of the APC national convention said they expect a peaceful ,rancour- free and good convention.

When asked if they are likely to unite all the divided faction of the party before the convention, he said “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.

He also dismissed talks of political unrest in his state at the weekend during the APC rally.

“Political unrest, no it is not true. It is normal political shaunting. Shunting between groups that are contesting the same position. People passing by and 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,” he stated.




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