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PDP group opposes Tambuwal’s consideration as Senate Minority Leader

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A bloc in Peoples Democratic Party, Concerned PDP League (CPDPL) has expressed its opposition to any attempt by the party to present former Sokoto State Governor, Senator Aminu Tambuwal, as Senate Minority Leader. Tambuwal, who was Speaker of the House of Representatives between 2011 and 2015, now represents Sokoto South district in the 10th session of the Senate.

In a statement on Wednesday, CPDPL Chairman, Mr. Daboikiabo Warmate alleged  that the group was not in support of Tambuwal because of on his actions as the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Warmate said that instead of Tambuwal, the position should rather be zoned to a state in the North-Central, precisely Plateau State.

“That his ambition is dead in its imagination, how much more arrival; nevertheless, the past has caught up with him”, he said.

Warmate recalled that during his leadership as Speaker of the eighth House of Representatives, Tambuwal, who got the position as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), later defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“It is with great disappointment and shock to have read in the papers that Tambuwal, the former Governor of Sokoto State and PDP Governors Forum Chairman, wants to be the minority leader of the 10th Senate.

“Somebody, who, in 2014, took the House of Representatives Speakership we gave to him and defected to another party. This same person eventually came back to the party.

“Now, he wants to be the Minority Leader of the 10th Senate; we will not give support to you.

“Look, for many years, he was the PDP Governors Forum chairman, but could not speak against the suppression and sufferings of Nigerians”, Warmate said.

According to him, Tambuwal could not be trusted the second time and does not have the courage to be the Minority Leader of the 10th Senate, judging from his antecedents.

He called for a midterm convention to be followed by the dissolution of the National Working Committee of the party to make room for fresh ideas.

The group also urged the Acting National Chairman of the party, Ambassador Umar Damagum not to sign any letter introducing Tambuwal as the Minority Leader of the 10th Senate.

“The former PDP Governors Forum Chairman performed woefully as a leader of the opposition party.

“No, enough is enough; PDP members cannot be used and dumped.

“It is Peoples Democratic Party, not Elite Democratic Party or Stakeholders Democratic Party, and that is what we want them to know.

“We will not allow members, leaders, or any leader to use the party and dump it at will, no! That is unacceptable. We need to tell them the truth”.

Warmate commended the immediate past Governor of Rivers State, Barrister Nyesom Wike for providing the needed opposition voice in the eight years of the APC Buhari-led Federal Government.

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