by Musa Abdullahi
After several political permutations, a former military governor of Lagos state, Gen. Mohammed Buba Marwa (retd), on Monday formally resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
A terse statement issued in Abuja by Gen. Marwa’s media aide, Bello Zubairu, said “the former military governor decided to quit the PDP on personal grounds.”
When NewsWireNGR got the statement, we reached out to members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, on why the former Lagos governor decides to quit the PDP at this time, our source responded.. “We here Marwa might be considered for a Political Appointment by the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency, he is widely known to be tough and ready to work, defecting to the APC will help his ambition but for now i cant say much”
Statement by Marwa trying to justify his decision reads, “It would be recalled that before the emergence of the All Progressives Congress, (APC), Gen Marwa was the governorship candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Adamawa state and after the merger of CPC and other opposition parties to form the APC, thousands of his supporters from several local government areas of Adamawa state were technically denied the opportunity to register in the new party then.
Although the statement is silent on whether Marwa will be returning to the APC, it however stated that “the retired General will be making public his next line of action in the coming days.”
“He appealed to his numerous supporters and well-wishers who have been calling him for direction from across the country to await his next move”, the statement added.