Masari attacks Atiku as ex-Katsina speaker dumps PDP for APC

Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari

Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has described the recent defection of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as an exercise in futility.

Mr. Masari made the statement in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria NAN in Maiadua, Katsina State on Monday.

He said the defection of the vice president would not in any way affect the electoral success of the ruling APC, stressing Atiku had just answered his popular name.

He said the APC was aimed at repositioning the nation by creating leaders that would champion the positive cause of the nation and that “about 65 per cent of our political appointments were allocated to the youth”.

Mr. Masari said the era of “do or die politics was over as individual character and his performance speak for him in a political warfare, not unnecessary pride and display of wealth.”

He said APC in the state and federal levels would not be deterred by elitist tendencies, adding that “we are set to receive more defectors into the party by next year as many influential members of the opposition would be joining us soon.”

He said the party was willing and ready to accept and accommodate any individual who sought to defect into its fold, stressing politics was a game of number.

He said his administration had, in the last two years, constructed many roads, schools, hospitals and intensified efforts on security in the state.

Mr. Masari was in Maiadua Local Government Area to receive the former speaker of the state, Yau GojoGojo, who defected to APC from the PDP.

Mr. GojoGojo made the declaration in Maiadua, Katsina State where he was officially received by Gov. Aminu Masari and other top APC officials.

He said as a politician, he was satisfied with the leadership style of the APC, especially the transformation on security, agriculture, infrastructure and human empowerment, stressing the two years of APC at both federal and state levels were eventful.

He said he was also moved into the APC by the performance of Mr. Masari, especially on prudence, accountability, security and education.

The former legislator promised to uphold the constitution of the APC as well as campaign vigorously to ensure its success in future elections, stressing “I would be very hardworking and accessible to our members”.

In his address, Mr. Masari commended the former speaker for taking such a bold decision at the right time, while assuring him of every support from the party and the government hierarchy.

He said APC was not doing magic but was all out to correct the ills of the past through agricultural transformation, youth empowerment, promotion of security and infrastructure.

He cautioned the youth against drug abuse, indiscipline and misuse of the social media platforms to abuse elders.

He said the youth were the future leaders and it would be suicidal if they resorted to inimical practices.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that top party members and the Secretary to the State Government, Mustapha Inuwa, were among thousands of people who attended the event.

Mr. GojoGojo served as the speaker throughout the tenure of former governor Ibrahim Shema.



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  • Bassey Frank

    If Atiku was that inconsequential, why did APC woo him into their politically inebriated group? All of you wagging your tongues against Atiku are political Lilliputian compared with him. In a fair and freely contested election, Atiku will beat all of you, including PMB because he has far, far better credentials than you all put together.

    • Uzoma John

      The reason why he should have stayed in APC. Leaving PDP to ACN, to APC and back to PDP shows he has no integrity. Only looking for an avenue to become President. This shows how self-centred he his. Once he fails to get the ticket in PDP he will run to APGA I guess. Atiku cannot even win Adamawa talkless of beating PMB. O boy go drink cold water.

      • Bassey Frank

        Please leave that matter. In a fair, free, viplence-free election, Atiku will beat PMB cold. There is no basis for comparison except that one has the capacity for blood and violence than the other. Take some water to wash down that “kwilikwili” in your gape.

  • Bassey Frank

    Stop fooling yourself. Tell me a Nigerian politician that has not stolen. Tell me the source of huge expenses for their election campaigns. Let’s stop this nonsense.

  • Bassey Frank

    I can see your body carries an intestine that is allergic to sticking to issues in an argument. Are you incapable of giving straight answer to my question? What is all this irrelevant tongue-twisting jab? Who has not stolen?

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      The #atikulate one is indeed your church Saint.

      Go and say your Hail Mary to him instead of low key trying to insult my person.

      • Bassey Frank

        I don’t know what you mean by “Hail Mary”. If you know, please educate members of this platform. Meanwhile, go and recite your Qu’ran

  • Bassey Frank

    “it’s Caliphates, it’s history, and it’s Theology at degree level just so that I can appreciate others better.”
    So you don’t know the difference between “its” (3rd person Pronoun) and “it’s” (verb)? Islamic Expert. Can you see how hollow you and your Islamic Caliphates and Theology are? Mtchew!!!

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Ah, I see the autocorrections now.

      Doesn’t invalidate my assertions.

      I won’t edit the original posting either.

      The only thing “hollow”around here is the empty space between your ears.

      I can see you feel intimidated.

      • Bassey Frank

        Your assertions are derivative of your debt of knowledge. In any case, I maintain my position: In a FREE, FAIR and VIOLENCE/BLOOD-FREE election, Atiku will beat Buhari snow cold. Both are far and wide apart. Atiku “looted” and used his loots to establish companies, university for the economic and educational advancement of Nigeria. Buhari did not loot, but supervised a looting team who he is timid to tame. The looters he encouraged did not establish industries or universities. Which among them has done Nigeria more good. How did Buhari fund his election campaign?
        As for your degree in Islamic Caliphate, good luck to you. I encourage you to take a Doctorate in Islamic Fundamentalism – that is the central nervous system (CNS) of the ‘Religion of Peace’.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Continue wallowing in your ignorance.

          Word of advice though, drop your ignorance in 2018 as part of your resolutions.

          • Bassey Frank

            Desert Baboon! I can see you want to exhaust the stock of your warehoused mental tepidity before the year runs out. Caliphate studies Degree Holder. Shame!

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Creek monkey.

            I’ve had enough of your vacuous stupidity.

            I know your type who are mentally challenged and intimidated by better educated people.

            You can stick to bunkering.

          • Bassey Frank

            While you stick to Boko Haram, suicide bombing, homosexuality and blood-letting. “Vacuous stupidity” is wrong English; it is double negative which does not go together. Semi-literate School of Basic Studies stuff. I can see you are a product of incestuous relationship; Anthill occupant oozing the odour of an exhumed body.