Tambuwal Replies Tinubu Over His Defection To PDP ▷ Naija News

My Defection To PDP Has Noting To Do With Automatic Ticket

Sokoto State Governor, has revealed he could defeat President  to the 2019 presidential ticket of the APC if he remained in the party.

According to him, he has what it takes to compete with and defeat Buhari.

He said this in a series of tweets in reaction to Tinubu’s statement on why he defected from the All Progressives Congress to Peoples Democratic Party.

“Tinubu tried to rock the boat when he was denied Buhari’s vice Presidency. He thinks every other person could behave his way. If I wanted to contest under the APC as president, I could have done so and only the votes could have produced a winner”.

“I adduced reasons of my defection to the PDP. The reasons are still on record. Automatic ticket by the APC is certainly not part of that. ”

As earlier reported by Naija News, APC National Leader, Ahmed Tinubu, had submitted that Tambuwal and Senate President Bukola Saraki, dumped the APC because they were denied automatic ticket.

“If I wanted to and if the Presidency is what Ahmed Tinubu thinks I defected, I could contest with President Buhari under the APC. I have what it takes to have contested with Mr. President. pic.twitter.com/x5shnwLFqq

“Tinubu tried to rock the boat when he was denied Buhari’s vice presidency. He thinks every other person could behave his way. If I wanted to contest under the APC as president, I could have done so and only the votes could have produced a winner.

“In any case, Tinubu is confessing that there is no level-playing ground for all members of the APC; that there is no internal democracy in it and that some people were denied their right to internal democracy”.

@AWTambuwal stressed that while addressing the people of Sokoto State and by implication, Nigerians, he stated his reasons for leaving the party none of which was “automatic ticket.”

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I have what it takes to challenge Buhari under APC – Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, on Monday said he has what it takes to contest against President Muhammadu Buhari under the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform if he wanted.

Tambuwal in his reaction to a statement that he defected from the APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because he feared it will be a tall dream for him to get automatic ticket, insisted that he could have challenged President Buhari under the APC if that was what he wanted.

He noted that if he did, only the votes of delegates could have produced a winner.

Tambuwal stated this in his Tweeter handle “@Sokotogovthouse” as his reaction to widely publicized statement that he hurriedly left the APC for fear of Buhari.

He said, “If I wanted to and if the Presidency is what Ahmed Tinubu thinks I defected, I could contest with President Buhari under the APC. I have what it takes to have contested with Mr. President.

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“Tinubu tried to rock the boat when he was denied Buhari’s vice Presidency. He thinks every other person could behave his way. If I wanted to contest under the APC as president, I could have done so and only the votes could have produced a winner”.

“In any case, Tinubu is confessing that there is no level-playing ground for all members of the APC; that there is no internal democracy in it and that some people were denied their right to internal democracy”.

Tambuwal stressed that “while addressing the people of Sokoto State and by implication, Nigerians, he stated his reasons for leaving the party (APC) none of which was “automatic ticket.”

“I adduced reasons of my defection to the PDP. The reasons are still on record. Automatic ticket by the APC is certainly not part of that,” he said.

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APC will be better off with exit of Saraki, Tambuwal, others — Tinubu

All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Sunday said that defectors who left the party wanted automatic tickets and sharing of the national wealth which the governing APC could not guarantee.

Tinubu said this in a statement he entitled ‘They Go Away Because We Go the Right Way’, released by his Media Officer, Mr Tunde Rahman, in Lagos.

 He said that Senate President Bukola Saraki and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu  Tambuwal among others left the APC because the party could not offer them what they wanted.

The defectors, he said, “left the party to return to a motley agglomeration that would promise them what true democracy could not: automatic tickets, sharing of the national wealth and other offices and privileges.

”The APC refused to make such bargains as they are part of the ancient regime; these bargains are not of our democratic new way.

”There is nothing wrong with ambition. Without a degree of ambition, we would never strive to improve and develop ourselves. But ambition, restrained by nothing but itself, is a dangerous commodity.

”Unwedded to social conscience, it leads to ruthlessness; it is the father of the deception that leaders are meant to lord over instead of to serve the populace, ” he said.

Tinubu said the party would be better off with the exit of the defectors.

”We can now focus more wholly on democratic governance inside and outside the party. Inside the party, we have adopted direct primaries to discourage corruption of the democratic process.

”Regarding public policy, we can now better articulate our progressive stance without having naysayers among complaining that we are going too far or that the good we seek for the people ought not to be done.

”We can more decisively push for the jobs program, expansion of social security for the poor, affordable housing programs and a viable mortgage system, national infrastructural program that will provide adequate power and potable water, basic health care for all, and educational reform.

”Each of these is important in itself. In combination, these objectives shall reshape the very landscape of our political economy.

”They shall bring fairness and prosperity where none has been. They will give the average person a government that serves them and the land that they deserve.”

Tinubu said he believed Nigerians would make the right decisions at the 2019  general elections.

”Come the general election, the people will face a stark choice. If they want to relive the certain failure and inequality of the system the PDP had erected against their very interests, the people will walk the way of the defectors.

” If the people want to give themselves a better chance at an excellent nation they will adhere to the path elected in 2015 when they voted for reform and the APC.

“I believe in the collective wisdom of the people. They will choose the right way for they are Nigerians which means they shall do what is right and just,” he said. (NAN)

NEC Orders Decentralisation Of Police Operations

Following the rising spate of insecurity in the country, the National Economic Council ( NEC) has set up a committee to decentralise police operations. The committee is to be chaired by the inspector-general of police, Ibrahim Idris.

The national security adviser, Babagana Mungono, who disclosed this yesterday after the NEC meeting presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa, Abuja, explained that decentralising police operations would aid security agencies in having greater access to information towards easier handling of security challenges.

He noted that security threats were increasingly asymmetric in nature and stressed the need to deal with them in a more collective manner.  Monguno admitted that it was the responsibility of the security agencies to deal with these threats, but he however noted that the complexities of insecurity in the 21st Century were such that the whole of government and society approach was needed in dealing with these issues.

He said, “I emphasised to the council the need for the state to collaborate with and support the federal government in dealing with each individual threat —and these threats differ from one zone to another —and find a way of linking with security agencies so that we can find a lasting solution. “These things cannot be overcome within a short period – that is the hard truth.

What we have decided to do is to work on certain methods. “For example, the council decided that a committee would be set up with representation from each of the geo-political zones to be chaired the IGP so that we find ways of decentralising police operations so that there will be greater access to information and handling these situations will be easier rather than a centralised and cumbersome approach.

“We also reviewed the resolutions and recommendations of the 2017 Security Summit after which the state governors agreed to work with the security agencies on all the issues that were raised and all the recommendations will be revisited.

“The federal government is also looking at other issues in dealing with problems coming from outside the shores of this country. These problems are being collated by the security agencies and a team would be set up under the supervision of the ONSA (Office of the National Security Adviser) to deal with these threats.”

When asked about the issue of inter-agency rivalry among security agencies vis-a-vis the invasion of Benue State Assembly by policemen and the invasion of the National Assembly by the Department of State Services (DSS), the NSA stated that it was difficult to coordinate the agencies.

“On lack of coordination, it is not easy to coordinate. Yes, all security agencies are supposed to be centrally coordinated but sometimes we have issues, but these issues are being addressed right now and that is probably why we are beginning to see some improvements.

“The truth is that we are dealing with a situation that is asymmetric, that is not normal, not conventional. In dealing with these problems, there will be issues – inter-service issues, inter-agencies issues – that my office has been trying to address in the last couple of weeks. Hopefully, we should be able to see some improvements,” Mungono stated.

The NSA also debunked the insinuations that improvement in security situation was linked to the coming elections. “Not really. What happened is that there has been continuous review of the activities of the various security agencies – successes and failures, and so on and so forth.

“There has been a deliberate attempt to try and take care of those areas that are the most difficult. The fact that we have started making a breakthrough is just coincidental with the fact that elections are approaching.“Several new operations have been launched.

These operations are being reviewed in a more coordinated manner with other agencies that are not directly within the military component but with other MDAs and that has resulted in improvement; and it has nothing to do with elections approaching,” he explained.

On the report by the Red Cross that 19,000 Nigerians are missing, the security chief said, “That report is being looked at by different agencies of government and we are awaiting their report before we can comment on that.”

Responding to a question on the recent investigation of security votes of some of the governors by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Jigawa State governor, Abubakar Badaru, said the governors discussed it at their forum and took a decision to refer the matter to their lawyers to ascertain its legality.

“After giving us the report, then we will see the next line of action to take,” he said.

The move to impeach Saraki is like chasing shadow, APC will fail

Senator Clifford Ordia representing Edo Central in the National Assembly has described the move by the All Progressive Congress (APC) to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki as a move that will end in futility.

In an interview with the SUN, Ordia disclosed that even the APC knows that they don’t have the number to remove Saraki and Ekweremandu as president of the Senate and deputy president of the Senate, respectively.

He maintained that the PDP caucus in the Senate will work very hard to defend the mandate of Saraki and Ekweremadu.

“Those saying that 2/3 of those present and voting can remove Saraki and Ekweremadu are ignorant of the law. They know that they are wrong and that they are on the wrong side of history. I don’t know why they are losing sleep over this issue. Instead of them to focus on more important things, they are chasing shadows.” he told the SUN

“We will not allow them to remove Saraki and Ekweremadu. We will defend their mandate.

“APC didn’t give them the mandate. We did. If it means keeping night vigil at the National Assembly to ensure that their plans don’t succeed, we will do it.

 

When it comes to the issue of lawmaking, there are global best practices. The parliament all over the has a way of conducting .it’s affairs. I don’t know why the APC wants to teach us how to run our . This is a threat to democracy and we must not allow this to happen. Nigerians must rise up and defend this democracy,” he added