Ex-PDP governor dumps party for APC

Sani Danladi
Sani Danladi

The ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Taraba State has lost one of its prominent politicians, a former acting governor of the state, Sani Danladi, to the opposition All Progressive Congress, APC.

Mr. Danladi, alongside his supporters, will today in his Bachama ward, Karim Lamido Local Government Area, announce his move.

“Yes as I am talking to you now, we are on our way to my local government where I will this Tuesday defect to APC, from ward level to local before state,” the former acting governor told PREMIUM TIMES in a telephone interview.

His exit came barely one month after the former state acting governor, Garba Umar, defected to APC.

Messrs. Umar and Danladi hail from the same local government and constituency.

Mr. Danladi, who was recently removed from the Senate as lawmaker representing Taraba North, following a Supreme Court verdict , was said to be at loggerhead with Governor Darius Ishaku.
He has, however, denied this.

“I’m not at loggerhead with anyone, but politics is all about interest, and this is where my people want me to go and bring change in the political landscape of our dear state.”

For now, his exit is seen as a blow to the fortunes of the PDP in Karim Lamido, and Taraba even as a PDP leader says the action won’t change anything for the APC in the state.

“No, we are not rattled at all, let him go, PDP wishes him luck,” David Dogo a PDP chieftain in the state said.

Mr. Danladi, a grassroot politician, started out as a counsellor, then chairman and finally deputy governor of the state during the late Governor Danbaba Suntai administration.

Though he was later impeached, he won his case at the Supreme Court and was reinstated as deputy governor.

He eventually became governor in an acting capacity and then emerged the PDP flag bearer in the controversial Wadata Plaza primary election for the seat of the senator to represent Taraba state, Northern Senatorial District, until a Supreme Court judgment ruled in favour of Shu’aibu Isa Lau.


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    After hearing about the trillions of Naira & Dollars that Buhai has stolen from Nigeria for use in the 2019 elections … why should the man continue with PDP instead of joining APC to get his own share of the loot that will be distributed by Buhari in the form of Campaign funds?

    • Uchenna Nwogwu

      Do you think that this Jonathan’s reign of the locusts.

      • Isaac Otumala

        Nigeria will not vote for 85years granny again.

        • Inieke Akpan Ekuma

          Nigerians or you, speak for yourself. You have never voted for him sorry your vote don’t count

    • Eldorado

      Don’t get it twisted; BUHARI IS NOT LIKE JONATHIEF

      • Inieke Akpan Ekuma

        However Sir, Jonathan wasn’t really a thief but two ambitious for second term which opens vents for big thieves that grab the opportunity, rubies his government.

        • okpada

          Thank you my brother. He was not, but he surrounded himself with criminals is all sorts including his better half leading the pack

    • muhdb

      You sound like a bastard. A bastard is forever a bastard and will support criminals forever. Please not Buhari.

  • Arabakpura

    Politicians are like palm trees! They keep swaying from one side to the other!

    • Tunsj

      God Bless You. I call them political prostitutes like Atiku.

    • Steve

      They are like Christmas light switching on and off momentarily. But only in Nigeria though.

  • Shahokaya

    Bad luck has followed Atiku to PDP. Since he rejoined the party it has lost two former governors from Taraba, two members of House of Representatives and a former speaker from Katsina State.

    • Mohammed Yahaya

      please, permission to use this post!

      • Shahokaya

        Approval granted with immediate effect.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)


  • okpada

    PDP is living in illusion of taking over power by 2019 simply because master rigger and violence expert have taken over the control of the party, electorates are waiting for them even in their bavkyards

  • Say the truth

    He has spoken it is all about their interest. His people want him to go to where the pot of soup is presently. If anything changes tomorrow he will ‘be back home for the good of his people’.

  • Arabakpura

    I hail you bro! A big compliments to you and yours!

  • Tunsj

    Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year in advance. Love reading your brilliant comments.