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The governor of Jigawa State, Badaru Abubakar, on Monday cleared the air on rising speculation that President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; and the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, were considering leaving the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic party (PDP).
However, Business Hilights recalls that this was how the rumour started ahead of 2015 general election that some PDP governors and National Assembly members are plotting to leave the party for the APC. After series of denials, the rumours turned out to become a reality till today.
In an interview with State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday, he said there was no truth in the rumour and warned mischief makers to desist from causing panic as the country draws near to 2019 general elections.
According to him, “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.”
Abubakar, who is the chairman of the APC National Convention Committee, also promised to organise a rancour-free convention for the party.