House of Reps Speaker, Tambuwal, attends APC meeting

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has attended a meeting of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in his home state of Sokoto, sources at the meeting have told PREMIUM TIMES.

Associates of the speaker said his presence at the meeting, Monday, may herald his official defection from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Mr. Tambuwal’s defection has long been expected.

While he has remained officially a PDP speaker, Mr. Tambuwal is believed to have long fallen out with the party. He has been absent from key party functions for a while.

One source at Monday’s meeting said Mr. Tambuwal told the gathering to accept him as “one of you starting from today”.

The Sokoto meeting was for APC officials to choose a consensus candidates for the state’s gubernatorial and other elections.

Another source at the National Assembly also confirmed Mr. Tambuwal’s presence at the meeting.

Asked about his possible defection, the source said if he attended the meeting “what does that tell you, will they allow someone that is not their member attend their meeting?”

Details later…


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  • john

    The traitor has finally shown his true colour

    • endingNaija

      And Ondo state gov Mimiko’s defection from Labour party to PDP. what do you call that Gospel according to St john the truth?

      • Murtala Dogondaji

        The die is cast in Sokoto Politics.PDP is going to test the might of Tambuwal.

      • akpos1

        There is no difference between Mimiko and Tambuwal, Ikimi, Fanimimon etc and all other defectors for that matter. These politicians are simply jobless Nigerians who are hustling for their pockets. Unfortunately, they dont have to climb fences to get into examination stadia where some of them will die like the immigration job scam.

        Ironically they know what they are doing. Those who don’t are people like you who come here to analyse and hold brief for them. Nothing is as criminal as a govt employee like the Legislathieves earning salaries and allowances that rank higher than over 95% of countries in Europe and America…but Nigerians don’t occupy the streets or propagate a hash tag #ReduceYourCriminalSalary, but will easily support #BringBackOurGirls for obvious reasons of self delusion. We are not a country but a continent. Pure & Simple!

        • endingNaija

          so akpos1 what do you come here to do for your PDP corrupt politicians such as Goodluck Jonathan/Diezani Alison Madueke.? I have seen your posts on these corrupt people. So what do you come here to do for them-“de-analyze” and “de-brief” them? On a more serious note, You are holding brief and defending the PDP thieves all the way. What do you call that akpos1? I beg komot!

          • Wähala

            You are one and the same Akpos1… the psychopath without common sense. Yesterday, you were bayo, today na Baba. Shame on you! Consciously choosing to a life of nuisance and making an arse of yourself… truly demented you are. Anu mpam!

    • Dan Fulani

      Wake up my friend, PDP is just a political party not a Church or tribe.

    • Baba

      Which traitor? If you are looking for a traitor check a mirror or go to ASO ROCK where the occupant has failed the nation in security and corruption just to mentioned two

    • Truthometer

      Mr. Loyalist, what would you call Segun Mimiko and Peter Obi? The Fire PDP and Dumbo started is about to consume all of you. When people decamp to your party, that is good, but when people decamp from your party, you call them traitors. What do you and your party even stand for, apart from looting the treasury?

    • Abbakar Abdul

      is there any traitor more than that person that failed the nation is all aspects

    • endingNaija

      Who Mimiko from labour party to PDP? Just asking? Or do you call Mimiko “defecation” (on the good Ondo state people ) to PDP from Labour “home coming”? Answer!

    • TRUTH MASTER

      When FFK when back to PDP, he was not a traitor. Tambuwal decamped to APC, he is a traitor. Nigerians know better

    • Maria

      Jonathan is the real traitor… we campaigned for the mumu to rescue him from Yaradua cabals, we then ensured he wins 2011 election but he betrayed all of us… we are waiting for him this time… payback time for the ingrate dumbo.

  • King Carlos

    Is he still gonna be the Speaker?

  • akpos1

    What is breaking inside there now? Tambuwal attends apc meeting…and so what? Who is he? Just mention Tambuwal on the streets from Benin to Ugep to Brass, people will be asking you whether that is someone’s name. Yet, these parochial online & offline media will be creating mountains out of mole hills. Nonsense!

    Of what economic, material, physical or spiritual benefit is this fellow to continent Nigerians? It is maniacally bewildering that despite the depth of intelligence of Nigerians, it continues to churn out mediocre personalities as leaders…and the compromised pedestrian media houses give them undue hype no matter how ridiculous. This fellow earns over $1.7m pa, in a country where a soldier is paid N35,000/Month to face the same terrorists some of the legislathieves tacitly support. Sad indeed.

    Place this fellow on the spot and lets examine his CV and achievements and not get ourselves engulfed in the satanic and calamitous aqua of partisan politics.

    CONFEDERATION or disintegration will provide a basis for emergence of real leaders who will not rely on ethnic, regional and/or religious sentiments. Nonsense!

    • Wähala

      “from Benin to Ugep to Brass” are in the South-South region and thus, Aborigine enclaves…
      No one expects primitive Aborigines to know the Speaker of the House of Representative in a country the live…
      They are avid drunkards struggling to recognize each other before thinking of a person from faraway Sokoto…
      Per you, their vuvuzela… is Aminu Tambuwal’s pedigree not better than Dr. Dumbo’s before he (Gejito) became president?Again, some people should be banned from thinking out loud, biko keep your views to yourself and worry about your next awoof bottle of ogogoro for writing gibberish questioning who the House Speaker is… nonsense, indeed!!!

      • IK

        She raised facts and asked questions. Why not respond to the issues raised?

        • Wähala

          Are you a transvestite… what is the meaning of, “she raised facts”?
          Since you’re hiding under a man’s name to post-for-crumbs, are you so stup*d as to insult the sensitivities of the good people of Edo State? Brass and Ugep may be enclaves of fishermen and drunks but, even in those places the people damn sure know who Speaker Tambuwal is…. speak for yourself and stop displaying amazing ignorance in a public forum like this. Now, answer this: Who is David Mark? If he defects to the APC tomorrow, would you ask the same silly question as above??

          • IK

            Are you a simpleton? …You don’t have to run mad because you’ve be placed on the spot! The slightest of civility demands that a simple and harmless question be given a sane response or silence at the very least. But like the a bush D-g on rampage, you come here everyday to insult people and want to coerce people to buy into your demented ideas. But I don’t blame you but the media houses that permit such lunatic ideas and disregard for the opinion of others which have become notoriously & endemically habitual. Perhaps they are your employer anyway. Silly!

          • TruthIsBitter

            Thank you very much. Pls i beg you, Help me to fire him wellu wellu bcos his own is too much on this forum

          • Wähala

            You’re insane… simply retarded!
            Look at all the contradictory comments you’ve left here from top-to-bottom…
            Do you think we’re all so, so stup*d like your crazed self? Asking yourself questions and answering them is self-inflicted manic depression. Mumu, get a life. You did the same thing yesterday and Mrs. Onike cautioned you, again, here you are displaying crass ignorance about things beyond your mental capacity. This forum is for mature minds and not rookies, either you live up to expectations or simply vamoose. Edyiot, if I really burn a fuse on you… you’ll get stroke. BAZTARD… modaforcka!

    • Abbakar Abdul

      i dont blame you since i notice from your name, who you are. a political and religious panatic

      • Wähala

        Biko, what is “panatic”?

        • Otile

          Panatic means fanatic, just as Zampara means Zamfara. Peace unto you brother, Fulani people cannot say or write F well. When you say F they think about f**k.

        • Omo Oodua

          abeg no kill me with ‘lapta’ o..lol!

      • Omo Oodua

        An aboki will surely be an aboki! writing the way you pronouce words..Panatic indeed!

        • Abbakar Abdul

          tolo tolo would always remain tolo tolo look at how you spell “pronounce”

    • Abbakar Abdul

      call tabuwal whatever name you like but 1 thing i assure you is that GEJ must vacate aso rock in 2015

      • Omo Oodua

        And if he doesn’t , maybe you can send you Boko haram brothers to go carry him comot, and see if the Whole North won’t be levelled like Hiroshima.

    • Truthometer

      “This fellow earns over $1.7m pa, in a country where a soldier is paid
      N35,000/Month to face the same terrorists some of the legislathieves
      tacitly support.”

      Please can you tell us where Dumbo got more than $100million assets. He is one of the richest president in Africa. From shoelessness to billionaire within a short period. Tambuwal was a good boy until now, that he chose to dump filthy PDP. You guys are hypocrites!

  • Prof. Wole Soyinka

    HOW ARE THE MIGHTY FALLING!!!

    Aminu Tambuwaal is a PDP Reject …… it is therefore no news that he attended an APC meeting in his native Sokoto .. after APC is a DUST BIN for the collection of all corrupt and inept PDP Rejects.

    What is news is that Aminu Tambuwaal has been demoted from Presidential Candidate to Governorship Candidate ….. how are the mighty falling !!!

    • greenlight774

      Keep deceiving yourself. Pdp is going down. After spending over $20billion without electricity. We are ready to throw the gang of looters called pdp out for good.

      • Prof. Wole Soyinka

        For your information …… I am not deceiving myself ……. as long as Buhari has the potential to become APC Presidential Candidate ………. I must of necessity side with PDP and become very active and very present in the political discourse.

        Buhari is a retrogressive element.

        • Wähala

          Deri aka Redeem…
          You’re scared silly he will defect, you speak nonsense and you & I know it. The reason your moron hasn’t accepted is bcos the presidency thinks Buhari is a decoy for Tambuwal… wake up and smell the ogogoro, thinking is not for everyone!

    • Wähala

      Your stup*dity is breath-taking…
      Sen. Chris Anyanwu is a Senator vying for Governorship position… and, she’s not the only PDP candidate doing so.
      Get a haircut, you need fresh air into your ogogoro-damaged brains because I know for sure you’re from the deep Sou-South. A drunkard!

    • Abbakar Abdul

      what a shame that you cant even use your real name but here you’re using some body’s name and behaving contrary to the name

      • Maria

        That tells you about criminals now the foot soldiers of Jonathan… even Jonathan himself is fake…

  • Wise Head

    This fellow, Tambuwal and Rotimi Amaechi are the most naive and confused politicians to happen on Nigerian soil. They enjoy making noise, hoping the noise will get them something or somewhere. At first, Amaechi was said to be itching to become vice-president, and that’s why he was making all the noise, but till now, no one that matters in the APC has given him the remotest consideration for the post. And Tambuwal, we began to hear that he was “consulting” and preparing to launch his presidential bid; but now it is all too clear he has found out there is no space for him. Not even the governorship of Sokoto which he is eyeing now may come to him. The APC will give him the “Ribadu treatment”.

    • Wähala

      Gejitoes are out like hookers at night…
      The hustle for crumbs must be a Battle Royale…
      Keep slugging, another big catch leaves the criminal cabal…
      ANIMALS!!!

      • Wise Head

        Truth is painful to the insincere

        • Wähala

          Were Mimiko ati Peter Obi painful to the PDP? Keep drowning yourself in lies and insincerity!

          • Wise Head

            Are they also noise makers like the duo?

    • Bayo

      Change your name to numb skull.

      • Wise Head

        Time will tell who is right

        • endingNaija

          But Mimiko has “defecated” (on Ondo state people) to PDP-so is he right?

      • Chima

        LOL

    • blackdove

      One is a very popular 2 time governor and the other a popular 3rd in the hierarchy of the federal government. Can you explain how they got to these positions by being confused?

  • the truth

    the die is cast, come 2015 we will see the outcome. The polity is definitely heating up and the transformation process has just begun.nigeria decides 2015.

    • Maria

      Nigeria has decided… Jonathan has been rejected… even by the gods.

      • the truth

        Which God’s? I hope u will go and vote.remember elections are not won on pages of newspapers?

  • Goodluck_Nigeria

    Every buffoon that claims he is a born to rule Northern Muslim Hausa-Fulani is a Premium Times/Sahara Reporters “hero”.

  • HassanAbdullahi

    Sokoto sai Tambuwal 2015

  • Galadima

    He should resign as Speaker. He can’t retain the seat as a minority party member.

    • endingNaija

      And with Mimiko’s “defecation” (on Ondo state people) from labour party to PDP? What should Mimiko do with this “defecation” to PDP? Resign? Retain his seat as governor after he ” defecated” (on Ondo state) to PDP?

      • Goodluck_Nigeria

        There is a huge difference between the status of a Legislator and an Executive Governor when it comes to what happens after defection.

        • endingNaija

          what difference in Mimiko’s own “defecation”( on Ondo people) to PDP?

    • Goodluck_Nigeria

      Don’t mind them ……. this is the lawless buffon they had wanted to push as APC Presidential Candidate simply because he is a so called born-to-rule.

      • endingNaija

        And what do you call Goodluck Jonathan’s pawn in Yoruba Land Mimiko the “defecator”, the one that “defecated” on Ondo state people?

        • Goodluck_Nigeria

          Don’t you have a brain?

          The constitution appears silent on how defection affects an Executive Governor but the constitution is very clear on how defection affects a Legislator.

          Recent Court of Appeal decisions on cases are very clear on what Tambuwaal should do.

          • endingNaija

            Oh sorry because Mimiko’s own is “defecation” on Ondo state people -right? And since he “defecated” to PDP in service of Goodluck Jonathan’s 2015 ellection campaign it is fine-right? I can see how you are in love with “defecation” of Mimiko on Ondo state people!

          • Victor Okon Esin

            was Mmiko the frst elected person to defect? hmmm…. you are just hdng behng shrubs with no leaves

      • Maria

        Who is pushing for his candidacy? I am sure you and your paymasters are having sleepless nights over APC candidacy… so far, Tambuwal has not indicated interest to contest under APC… the APC candidates today are three so far and Tambuwal is not one of them….And if he defects and chooses to contest… APC shall consider him and whosoever wins the primaries shall carry the party’s flag… relax… dont let high BP kill you over APC.

    • larry

      Chei Tambuwal sun Mutu! Haba Mr speaker! I tot the man was party- less . It is a shame that the man is not even honest with him self.,,

      • Otile

        You are right, my brother.

    • endingNaija

      and Mimiko after his “defecation”(on ondo state people in service of GoodLuck Jonathan) to PDP from labour party?

    • Maria

      Why did you not ask Mimiko to resign? Ranting of a cockroach.

  • Wähala

    Speaker attending a town-hall meeting with his kinsmen is no cause for heart attack at The Villa, it should be seen as building bridges along the roads Dumbo destroyed with his ethno-religious dichotomy of One Naija. Haba! why should it be Breaking News? The only thing breaking is the hearts & minds of PDP goons wondering if they’re about to lose a whale to the opposition. Granted that Modu Sheriff is persona-non-grata to mankind; Sege Mimiko, Peter Obi, the Ohakims and Udenwas nko… pelu, Fanimimon ati doubting Tomos Ikimi, nko? Methinks, Speaker Tambuwal is the “Real McCoy”, the best for last… old warlord, Mo Buhari, is just a “decoy” to catch the presidency ati PDP on the wrong foot while the APC primes Tambuwal to run and win the trophy… in the meantime, ostensibly, Tambuwas should be adjudged as exercising his “freedom of association” and I’m not losing any gulp of odeku about that, it’s his prerogative. Hahahahaaa chei…
    Na laffu for kalabari !!!

    • Chima

      Lovely theory! Will be a box office to see. Many more thrillers I suspect will come from all this. I’m well relaxed on my couch.

  • Chima

    They will ALL most likely defect to their genotype.

  • Otile

    I blame this on corrupt politicians who stole the speaker-ship from a rightful Odua owner and handed it to dimwit Tambuwal.

  • Dr. Kay

    Freedom of association is it enshrined in the constitution ba? Why are these PDP Janjaweeds foaming in the mouth? He is not a child so he can go wherever he pleases ans associates with whomever he fancies. Abi he be prisoner? Leave man alone oh Jare.

  • Psalm Baba

    This is no surprise, he has always been an APC member at heart, but it is very unfortunate that people are talking about concensus candidate and next gov or president, or partisanship but no one is talking about policies that will uplift the poor masses, they just want to sit down and occupy a political position for sitting sake and share money and contracts to party politicians, family and friends greedy cheeky devils, crossing from one party to another for their selfish desires, no one or party wether APC or PDP cares about the poor masses, even pastors, imams, activists, nobel laurettes, traditional rulers etc all have themselves in the pockets of politicians from both APC and PDP, but they will come out to talk rubbish as if they are unbiase or have no axe to grind or no party to favor. May God help us.

  • Psalm Baba

    You guys are funny, i see mr abbakar abdul attacking the man using prof wole soyinka and accusing him of talking contrary to the name of wole soyinka, and what is in the name of wole soyinka? he wole soyinka just like tunde bakare are a disgrace, their bread is being buttered by APC and they are busy talking and making noise as if they are unbiase, as if they do not favor APC, as if they are not partisan, wole soyinka has a son who is an APC commisioner in an APC state, and a daughter who is a cocubine to an APC gov in rivers, and u expect him to be objective and say the truth?tunde bakare save nigeria group is sponsored by APC, he wines and dines with his APC cohorts like el-rufai in dubai and even brags about it in church and you expect him to be objective and say the truth without biase, these guys are a shame, puuting themselves in the pockets of politicians and coming out to talk rubbish and deceive people as if they dont have personal interest.

    • tijan kabba

      i would greatly appreciate it if you could be more specific with these accusations you are making. mention names and positions, you have nothing to fear if what you are saying is true

  • tijan kabba

    Like minds will always be drawn together, Aminu Tambuwal has recognised the PDP for what it is. A party hell bent on looting this country out of existence. time for a change

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    APC is the only viable alternative political party that could effectively compete with PDP in Nigeria political scene in 2015 and might defeat PDP if APC could come up with a well convincing manifesto to focus on anti-corruption ills of our nation as represents by the last fifteen years of PDP rule since 1999.
    If APC could tailor its manifesto on gurantee security of lives and properties for Nigerians,regular power attainment and continuous development,teaching hospitals modernization and re-equipment,education-revamp and initiating employment generation program to retrain and focus on small-scale and medium scale businesses to move Nigeria economy forward,
    APC would defeat PDP in 2015 presidential poll hands down.Nigerians have woken up and ethnic/religious PDP-sentimental gimmic will not work this time around as Nigeria is more-or-less a one-party-state under PDP.

  • Nuru

    PGEJ however,seems to have had

    1. A sentimental appeal along religion divides,

    2. Symphathised endorsement by
    South-east/South-south,

    3. Power of incumbency. How these can be to his
    advantage against someone like Gen. Buhari(rtd) remains hard to be seen.

    amazing. Before being MILITARY
    Head of State, Buhari had been Governor of one of the Northern States (under
    Obasanjo’s Military government) as well as Minister for Petroleum. He later
    served as Chairman of PTF under Abacha. Please consider the following
    unassailable facts: ·He birthed and supervised the establishment of our
    existing refineries. ·There was no religious crisis while he was Head of State.
    It started under his successor IBB! ·In his time as Head of State he reduced
    inflation from 23% to 4%, by fiscal discipline and a homegrown economic team
    (not achieved under any other era, even military). ·JJ Rawlings of Ghana took
    over 2yrs before him, and killed all the corrupt leaders, while Buhari only
    sentenced the corrupt leaders here to prison. ·Under his watch as PTF Chairman,
    what he did in road construction in that short period hasn’t been matched by
    12yrs of the PDP. ·Hospitals and universities around the country never
    witnessed as much benefits as they got from the PTF from any government after
    or before his time. ·Despite serving in senior capacity in the oil sector,
    first as Minister for Petroleum and then Petroleum Trust Fund, Buhari has no
    petrol station, much less a rig, refinery or an oil block like so many of our
    leaders. ·He could have retired into nauseating opulence like an IBB or Danjuma
    or even OBJ but didn’t. ·Instead of hobnobbing with the high and mighty, he has
    cast his lot with the ordinary man most of who follow him out of hope and
    belief in his values. People who know him have said of him… “All I need
    from Buhari is his word, I can take it to the bank”. ·He is the only
    politician in the North today who fills rallies without renting a crowd. The
    Kaduna rally of 2nd March is eloquent proof! ·He refused to collect an
    allowance while serving as Chairman of the PTF because he said since he was already
    drawing a pension from government, his conscience would not allow him to draw
    another salary from the purse of the same government. ·He is the only former
    head of state that does not own property or land in Abuja . ·Every attempt to
    rubbish him through probes in time past eneded up vindicating him! The man who
    was asked by OBJ to take over the running of PTF before it was scrapped with
    the aim of probing and indicting Buhari, was the one who ended up being
    prosecuted for misappropriating $100m of PTF funds! Buhari again, was
    vindicated ·He has OPENLY challenged those who accuse him of religious
    fundamentalism to come out and show proof. No one has till today, taken up the
    challenge. His personal driver of many years is a Christian from Plateau State
    ! ·His government initiated the War Against Indiscipline that has made
    environmental cleanliness, queuing up, not urinating by the roadside etc
    features of our national life even till today Does it then surprise you why
    corrupt people would be spreading such heinous rumours about Buhari? He is a
    threat to them and they know what he is capable of doing to corruption and
    corrupt people when he comes into office! So shine your eyes and make the right
    decision. If honesty and probity are the things you want for Nigeria ,now is
    the time to choose right. When you cast your vote for the BUHARI, you would
    have cast one vote for a honest men.