Breaking News: 57 Reps Dump Tukur, Pledge Loyalty To Atiku’s ‘New PDP’

Atiku, Baraje, others

The camp of the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar’s faction of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), otherwise known as ‘New PDP’ swelled last night as 57 members of the House of Representatives recognized the splinter group.

In a statement signed by the 57 members and made available to newsmen, the lawmakers commended the courage of Atiku Abubakar and the seven governors that formed the new faction and pledged loyalty to the national executive committee under the chairmanship of Abubakar Kawu Baraje, with Sam Sam Jaja and Olagunsoye Oyinlola as Deputy National Chairman and National Secretary respectively.

Earlier, 22 Senators have also declared for the ‘New PDP’, further deepening the crisis rocking the ruling party.

The statement reads in full, “We, the members of the House of Representatives under the platform of the New PDP, hereby congratulate our leaders on the emergence of the new party:
“Although a sizeable number of our members who could not append their signatures because of their unavailability in the country will do so immediately on arrival, we the under signed salute and appreciate the courage, sacrifice and resilience and patriotism of our leaders namely: former Vice President Atiku Abubakar GCON, and the Governors of Kano State, Dr. Rabiu MusaKwankwaso, Aliyu Wammako, (Sokoto), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Abdul Fattah Ahmed (Kwara), and Chibuike Amaechi(Rivers), and other well-meaning and eminent Nigerians for leading the way for the emergence of the New PDP.
“We are also using this opportunity to condemn in strong terms attempts by some agents of the Federal Government to use state apparatus to witch-hunt some of these patriots for taking this bold and courageous step.
“As members of the House of Representatives, we call on the security agencies and other anti-graft bodies to be professional in their activities and not allow themselves be used by anybody no matter how highly placed for their political ambitions. Remember how you want history to judge your tenures.
“We won’t hesitate however to use all instruments of law within our powers as provided by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), to stop this and bring anybody found wanting to book.
“We wish to state that by this statement, we pledge our loyalty and support to the New PDP under the able chairmanship of Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, the Deputy Chairman, Dr Sam SamJaja, National secretary, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinola and other members of the National Executive Committee.
“We congratulate them and wish them the very best as they steer the affairs of our party to provide level playing-field for all Nigerians”.

 SIGNED

 

 

1.

HON. ABDULLAHI BALARABE

2.

HON. ABDULMUMIN JIBRIN

3.

HON. ALI AHMAD

4.

HON. ABDULLAHI MUHAMMAD WAMAKO

5.

HON. ABDULLAHI MUHAMMED RICO

6.

HON. ABDULMALIK USMAN CHECHE

7.

HON. ADAMU BASHIR

8.

HON. AHMAN-PATIGI ALIYU

9.

HON. AHMED ZEREWA

10.

HON. AISHATU AHMED BINANI

11.

HON. AIYEDUN AKEEM OLAYINKA

12.

HON. ALHASSAN ADO GARBA

13.

HON. ALIYU MADAKI

14.

HON. ALIYU SHEHU

15.

HON. AMINU SHAGARI

16.

HON. AMINU SULYMAN

17.

HON. AMINU TUKUR

18.

HON. ANDREW UCHENDU

19.

HON. ASITA HONOURABLE

20.

HON. BASHIR BABALLE

21.

HON. BLESSING NSIEGBE                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

22.

HON. DAKUKU PETERSIDE

23.

HON. DAWARI GEORGE

24.

HON. FARUQ MUHAMMED LAWAN

25.

HON. GIBSON NATHANIEL

26.

HON. GOGO BRIGHT TAMUNU

27.

HON. HALIRU ZAKARI JIKANTORO

28.

HON. HASSAN ADAMU

29.

HON. HUSSAIN NAMADI

30.

HON. IBRAHIM EBBO

31.

HON. IBRAHIM TIJJANI KIVAWA

32.

HON. ISSA BASHIR

33.

HON. KABIRU ACHIDA

34.

HON. KHABEEB MUSTAPHA

35.

HON. MAURICE PRONEN

36.

HON.MOHAMMED SABO

37.

HON. MPIGI BARINADA

38.

HON.MUHAMMAD AHMED MUKHTAR

39.

HON. MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM

40.

HON.MUHAMMAD SANI KUTIGI

41.

HON. MUKHTARI MUHAMMAD

42.

HON. MUSA ADO

43.

HON. MUSA SARKIN-ADAR

44.

HON. MUSTAPHA BALA DAWAKI

45.

HON. MUSTAPHA MASHOOD

46.

HON. OGBONNA NWUKE

47.

HON. RAFIU IBRAHIM

48.

HON. SA’AD NABUNKARI

49.

HON. SANI MUHAMMED ALIYU

50.

HON. SHUAIBU GOBIR

51.

HON. SOKONTE DAVIES

52.

HON. SUFIYANU UBALE

53.

HON. UMAR BATURE

54.

HON. USMAN WADA

55.

HON. YUSUPH DUNARI SULE

56.

HON. YUSUPH GALAMBI

57.

HON. ZAKARI MUHAMMED.

 

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