Aliero, Mallam's exit shocking – CPC

The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) has described as “shocking”, the defection of former Kebbi Governor, Adamu Aliero, and the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Abubakar Mallam, to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Rotimi Fashakin, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Friday in Abuja.

He said the development came at a time the party was “ready and hopeful of winning the election in Kebbi”.

Mr. Fashakin, however, said that the party recognised the rights of individual members to make choices that suit them.

“We recognise the rights of individuals to act according to their wishes, and Abubakar Mallam and Adamu Aliero are individuals and they deserve the right to change camp in whatever time they wish to.”

On his part, another CPC Chieftain, Dennis Aghanya, said the exit of the two stalwarts did not come them as a surprise.

He said some prominent party members had earlier warned that those rushing into the party on the eve of the 2011 general elections should be welcomed with caution.

Mr. Aghanya called on all those who left the party because of internal wrangling to “come back and let us rebuild it.”

“The CPC will bounce back if only we choose to face realities,” he added.

NAN reports that Mssrs. Aliero and Mallam had on Thursday defected to the PDP, during the Kebbi governorship campaign rally attended by President Goodluck Jonathan and other PDP leaders.


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  • Jameel Ringim

    Its a pity, that the people of Kebbi state are in serious mess, most of thier politians lack intergrity (not all), thier level of political awareness is parochial, only Allah knows when my brothersfrom the state would be out of this political brouhaha. Aliero has no respect for his people that is why he is manipulating them like pawns . Nigeria is rather unfortunate that we allowed the destructive mechanism in form of political party called PDP to grow and dominating the entire political structure in the country. If care is not taken one day PDP would emerged as the only party in the whole country may Allah forbid this to happen.

    Oh my compartriot all these was as a result of our inability to deal with these selfish leaders I mean the likes of IBB………..up to Aliero and Co. who sponsor PDP from the scrach for thier whims and caprices but at last it did not paid them at all, now lets us look at one of the songs of late Alhaji Mamman Shata where he siad ” MU GARGADI MAI GINA RAMIN MUGUNTA……..” May Allah bring our lost glories and make us do the right things at all time, forgive our short comings and that of our leaders so that our younger generation would not cry because of our inequities. Amin

    • Sad to say but Nigeria is a de facto one party state. Multi party democracy will truly happen when people become motivated by political principles and philosophies. Right now in Nigeria you can’t tell which party is left wing, right wing, far left, far right. This is what all normal democracies have. People in proper democracies don’t just criss-cross parties. They stick with one position due to their upbringing, life experiences, etc.