22 PDP Senators Join New PDP Faction

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22 senators elected under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Monday congratulated the promoters of the “New PDP”, the breakaway faction of the ruling party, and pledged their loyalty to the faction chaired by Abubakar Baraje.

The move adds to the momentum of the faction which has jolted the presidency and the leadership of the party into action in order to save the PDP from an evident implosion.

The Senators are Bello Hayatu Gwarzo, Mohammed Ali Ndume, Ahmad Zannah, Abdulahi Adamu, Abdulahi  Danladi Sankara, Abdulmumini Mohammed Hassan, Umaru  Dahiru, Ahmed Mohammed Maccido, Muhammad Shaaba Lafiaji, Simeon Sule Ajibola, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Magnus Ngei Abe, Wilson Asinobi Ake, Danjuma Mohammed Goje, Saidu Ahmed Alkali, Ahmed Hassan Barata, Bindowo Umar Mohammed Jibrilla, Aisha Jummai Alhassan, Ibrahim Abdulahi Gobir, Bashir Garba Mohammad, Abdulaziz Usman and Isa Galaudu.

The PDP presently has 50 senators at the National Assembly, while it boasts of 137 representatives at the House of Representatives.

THEWILL expects some members of the ruling party in congress to tow the same path as the 22 senators.

In a congratulatory message to the former vice President Atiku Abubakar, and the 7 governors that spearheaded the split, the senator said, “By this decision that no doubt provides a soothing balm that will calm frail nerves in the party, you have written your names in gold and will be remembered in our political history as men that stood to save the party and Nigeria s democracy.

“We therefore, pledge our unfettered loyalty to the Barage led PDP National Executive.”

Full text of the statement emailed to THEWILL reads, “CONGRATULATORY MESSAGE.

We heartily rejoice with our patriots and eminent Nigerians led by former Vice President Atiku Abubakar  GCON, and the Governors of Kano State, Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso, Aliyu Wammako, (Sokoto), Murtala Nyako (Adamawa), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Muazu Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Abdul Fattah Ahmed (kwara), and Chibuike Amaechi (Rivers), for the bold, swift and courageous step to reposition the People’s Democratic  Party under a new leadership.

We congratulate the new chairman, Alhaji  Abdulahi  Kawu Baraje,  the Deputy Chairman, Dr Sam Sam Jaja, National secretary, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinola and other members of the National Executive Committee for their emergence as leaders of our great  party.

By this decision that no doubt provides a soothing balm that will calm frail nerves in the party,  you have written your names in gold and will be remembered in our political history as men that stood to save the party and Nigeria s democracy.

We therefore, pledge our unfettered loyalty to the Barage led PDP National Executive.

Signed:

1.     Sen  Bello Hayatu Gwarzo

2.     Sen  Mohammed Ali Ndume

3.     Sen. Ahmad Zannah

4.     Sen  Abdulahi Adamu

5.     Sen  Abdulahi  Danladi Sankara

6.     Sen   Abdulmumini Mohammed Hassan

7.     Sen   Umaru  Dahiru

8.     Sen     Ahmed Mohammed Maccido

9.     Sen    Muhammad Shaaba Lafiaji

10.   Sen   Simeon Sule Ajibola

11.   Sen  Abubakar Bukola Saraki

12.   Sen  Magnus Ngei Abe

13.   Sen Wilson Asinobi Ake

14.  Sen  Danjuma Mohammed Goje

15.   Sen Saidu Ahmed Alkali

16.   Sen Ahmed Hassan Barata

17.   Sen   Bindowo Umar Mohammed Jibrilla

18.  Sen   Aisha Jummai Alhassan

19.   Sen.  Ibrahim Abdulahi Gobir

20.   Sen.  Bashir Garba Mohammad.

21.   Sen.  Abdulaziz Usman

22.   Sen.  Isa Galaudu.”

Source: http://thewillnigeria.com/news/22-pdp-senators-pledge-loyalty-to-splinter-pdp-faction/#sthash.zZM4gyPS.dpuf

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  1. Martha September 3, 2013 at 5:08 pm -

    All wolves in sheeps clothing’s, my problem with most politicians is that they Ar̶̲̥̅̊​e not sincere, I can tell U̶̲̥̅̊ that this people Ar̶̲̥̅̊​e fighting for their selfish interest nd Ω̶̣̣̥̇̊​oτ̣̣̥​ for the welbeing of our great Nation. All I can say is that God will surprise them all in 2015.

  2. Ajai September 3, 2013 at 2:18 pm -

    This dormant senators are not useful to Nigerians and their senatorial zones who have nothing to offer to the society but sponsors of Boko Haram, bunch of nonentities