By Hamza Idris
Sen Adamu urges APC to ignore nPDP
Senate Abdullahi Adamu (APC, Nasarawa), yesterday, urged the leadership of the APC to ignore what he called “the antics of the nPDP,” saying the group was only pushing to blackmail, intimidate and ambush President Muhammadu Buhari.
Senator Adamu, a former governor of Nasarawa State, in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja ahead of tomorrow’s national convention of the APC, commended President Buhari for refusing to interfere in the nPDP issue, which, according to him, was receiving the attention of the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and the leadership of the party.
He said it was time the party ignored the deliberate attempts by some persons in the APC to distract President Buhari’s focus on governance, pointing out that the admonition was against the backdrop of their recent decision to resurrect the platform of the defunct new nPDP to fight their personal battles.
“I belonged to the nPDP; and, as I had said before, there was nowhere we held a meeting to resurrect the group for the purpose of protesting alleged marginalisation of our former members by the APC-led federal government. Apart from that, the basis of the group’s allegation is tenuous,” he said.
Adamu, who is the North Central zone’s coordinator for Buhari’s presidential campaign, said the latest media report of President Buhari’s resolve not to interfere in the APC’s leadership meeting with the nPDP was a welcome development.
He stated that the president’s position that Vice President Osinbajo and the party leadership should interface with the nPDP was salutary to the supremacy of the APC.