I’m still consulting on my political future – Speaker Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has said he is holding wide consultations before deciding on his political future.

He stated this on Sunday while fielding question from journalists in his home town in Sokoto State after collecting his permanent voter’s card, PVC.

Mr. Tambuwal, although a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is believed to harbour plans to defect to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC.

There are also speculations that the Speaker is planning to run for president or governor of his home state of Sokoto
on the platform of the APC.

Only two weeks ago, posters pairing him and his deputy, Emeka Ihedioha as presidential and vice presidential candidates flooded the streets of Abuja. Both men have since disowned the posters.

Mr. Tambuwal said he would return to his constituents at the appropriate time before taking a stand on his political direction.

“I am still consulting my primary constituency on these crucial matters that affect me. I will come back and engage my people and then make my final stand on the issues known to Nigerians at the most appropriate time. All politics is local,” he said.

The Speaker said the country needs better leadership in order to defend its democracy.

He said, “Nigeria deserves better leadership and the nation’s leaders, as well as other Nigerians must work to defend the hard-earned democracy in the country.”

He expressed joy over the peaceful and successful conduct of the distribution of permanent voter card exercise by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

He commended the Commission for managing elections in the face of inadequate power supply and ICT infrastructure.

Mr. Tambuwal said he was happy for obtaining his card, saying “I feel happy as a patriotic citizen of Nigeria to have collected my card today and all Nigerians must diligently exercise their civic duties.”

The Speaker who said INEC had been put on first line charge with a view to making it financially independent, however, challenged the Commission to “exert her independence in action and not only on paper”.

According to him, the action was aimed at making it improve on its performance.

Mr. Tambuwal also disclosed that the final report of the just-concluded National Conference would be subjected to due legislative process.


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  • Citizen

    Long awaited unsurprising news is his defection to Almajiris People Company. That is his natural home. APC is where his people are. He is about northern agenda like Wamako his mentor. It is no secret that he is an APC member occupying the PDP position. He remains the APC mole in PDP. Tanbuwal is not as smart as he thinks he is. It is very easy to read and predict his next move. The consultation is just because of his fear of Buhari and Atiku’s ambition. He knew he can never get PDP’s ticket. At the end of the day he will be the great looser for his indiscretion, disloyalty, double dealings and outright betrayal.

    • Easy

      Which Nigerian politician is different? They are all birds of the same feathers. They are just capitalizing on the ignorance and poverty of the people.

    • redeem

      U guys should now see why Nigeria has never been able to make any tangible progress——-within the last 54 years–look at the presidential materials from APC–Buhari Atiku–Tambuwal—Kwankaso——–El Rufai——yet to declare sha——with ribadu gone–because the place was too tight for him to operate so he had to decamp to PDP–one thing that is common among them and binds all of them janjaweeds togehter is that all of them are fulanis———-Are we being told here that there is no other ethnic group that can aspire to rule us from aso rock apart from these fulanis—in the north———–those in waiting for jonathan to be moved to yenagoa-are dasuki———–ati——–gusau———-the same fulanis————-see why Nigeria has been stagnant for the past 54 years—cause of these fulanis–triblism abi–that is the truth brother me—————–let the fulanis open up the space for others in the north–period

  • Okon

    It is not surprise to me, he has been sitting on the fence , a PDP in the morning and APC in the night.

  • Ladi

    That man, Tambuwal is an ashhole!