Senator Elisha Abbo has opened up his defection to the Congress of All Progressives. Let us remember that he left the Popular Democratic Party, PDP, and joined the ruling Congress of All Progressives, APC.
Revealing why he made the decision, Abbo said he left because of his state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri. Abbo made the disclosure to reporters during a briefing on Wednesday after the defection. Let us remember that Mr. Abbo made his decision to defect known in a letter read by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, at the beginning of the plenary session of the day.
Also read: Senator Abbo clashes with Fintiri over the election of Adamawa LG, says ‘his arrogance will destroy the PDP’ The announcement was made amid cheers from the majority of APC senators in the chamber. According to him, he left the PDP due to “mismanagement” of party affairs by Governor Fintri. The governor’s negligence, he said, had caused a crisis of internal democracy in the party that made him suffer in the last year since he took office.
He said he was never overwhelmed by the governor, whom he described as insecure. He also said that he could not be overwhelmed because he fought hard to bring the governor to power.
“If there is no crisis, how do you have another party in the PDP? There is a crisis in the party in Adamawa state and the governor is the cause of the crisis. He is insecure. “I cannot be overwhelmed because I know how hard I fought to bring Governor Fintiri to power.” Go check the log, I’m not showing off.
I am the main man who fought to bring Fintiri to power. “My local government, Mubi North, is the second most populous in the state. The outgoing Governor of Adamawa State is from Mubi North.
I am the PDP there. “All the PDP delegates are from Mubi North, but they couldn’t defeat me. I defeated them all because I moved with the bases. “If someone says they are more powerful than me, let 2023 come, we will find them there. One thing about elections is that today people are getting wiser and wiser. “So to answer you, the governor did not defeat me. The governor didn’t kick me out.
In fact, I gave way to go and take his seat, ”he said. When asked to respond to a statement by the PPD calling for his resignation, he simply wondered why the party did not ask Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, who recently defected to the APC, to resign. “Did they ask Umahi to resign? Go and ask them. Governor Umahi has just defected from the PDP to APC as Acting Governor of Ebonyi State. Did they ask you to resign? Tell them to resign from the secretariat. “ he said.