Former Adamawa acting governor dumps PDP

A former acting governor of the Adamawa State, James Barka, has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressive Congress, APC.

Mr. Barka, who was also former speaker of the state House of Assembly publicly announced his defection to APC during the party’s campaign tour in Ganye.

Mr. Barka confirmed his defection to PREMIUM TIMES via telephone.

“Yes, it is true I have dumped the PDP for good,” he said. “The party’s leadership at the national headquarters has no regards for members particularly in Adamawa. PDP is a party operating with tenets of impunity and no single iota of truth can be found in PDP. I am not here to contest for anything but to let the world known that it is in APC you can see justice, fairness, truth and equal treatment.

“APC is the only party for the general masses. I left the party (PDP) of political betrayals and tyrants I am now in a party of my choice which I believe is the party with a good manifesto to change the country.”

Mr. Barka contested and lost the gubernatorial primary of the PDP.


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  • wode

    The wind of change is massive…blowing everywhere.

  • Arewabetter

    My dream of having back the Nigeria that fought against apartheid and for the whole Black Race remains only, but a dream, because Nigerian politicians are just interested in looting, thievery and embezzlement, and not in solving or alleviating the sufferings of the masses. This is indicated in the joke below about what all politics is about, especially in developing countries, particularly in Nigeria. Enjoy it!!!

    A little boy goes to his dad and asks, “What is politics?”
    Dad says, “Well son, let me try to explain it this way: I’m the breadwinner of the family, so let’s call me CAPITALISM. Your Mummy, she’s the administrator of the money, so we’ll call her the GOVERNMENT. We’re here to take care of your needs, so we’ll call you the PEOPLE. The nanny, we’ll consider her the WORKING CLASS. And your baby brother, we’ll call him the FUTURE. Now, think about that and see if that makes sense,” So the little boy goes off to bed thinking about what dad had said.

    Later that night, he hears his baby brother crying, so he gets up to check on him. He finds that the baby has severely soiled his diaper. So the little boy goes to his parents’ room and finds his mother sound asleep. Not wanting to wake her, he goes to the nanny’s room. Finding the door locked, he peeks in the keyhole and sees his father in bed with the nanny. He gives up and goes back to bed. The next morning, the little boy says to his father, “Dad, I think I understand the concept of politics now.” The father says, “Good son, tell me in your own words what you think politics is all about.”

    The little boy replies, “Well, while CAPITALISM is screwing the WORKING CLASS, the GOVERNMENT is sound asleep, the PEOPLE are being ignored and the FUTURE is in deep POO.”

    Unfortunately, that is the reality in Nigeria for which I woefully and agonizingly weep. God Bless Nigeria!

  • BlackieUmukoro

    Season of defections for personal aggrandisement. I blame the electorates who vote for shaky shaky poli-thieves

  • Magenta

    Current leadership of PDP is bend on destruction

    • Yusuf

      Yes, we replaced Tukur for them with a better agent, this one is the main undertaker

  • Yusuf

    you are highly welcomed here Mr. Speaker; PDP chairman has confirmed publicly that their party is a party of injustice, there is nothing left for honourable people

  • King Carlos

    What can explain the reason people are deserting the ruling party. It used to be the other way round. PDP is a sinking ship. I just hope the leaders of APC will be wary of saboteurs and bad belles. They have to change their pdp garments too.

  • Eze1

    positioning himself for post election appointment…It is typical of politicians in Nigeria where there is no political Ideology