Ex-governor Barka tells PDP Chairman why he will soon dump APC


Former Acting Governor of Adamawa State, James Barka, on Friday hinted on dumping the All Progressives Congress, APC for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Barka explained that his planned defection to PDP was “because of its plethora of failed promises and lack of credible leadership”.

He made the disclosure while receiving Tahir Shehu, the Adamawa State PDP Chairman, and other leaders at his residence in Yola, the state capital.

Barka was a two-time Speaker of Adamawa State, who later became Acting Governor of the state when Governor Murtala Nyako’s first tenure was nullified in 2008.

Addressing the PDP delegation, Barka said, “APC has failed Nigerians in a number of ways.

“We left the PDP back then in 2014 because of impunity, but surprisingly, APC has become worse off when it comes to impunity.”

He also scored the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government low in the area of security.

According to Barka, “People should be people of integrity; when you say A, it should be A.

“When you say Chairman, let’s meet tomorrow by 11am, it should be so.

“This is a government I helped to build, spending my resources and time, but today they hardly recognize whether we exist at all.”


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