General Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd.)
The governorship aspirant of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Adamawa State, General Mohammed Buba Marwa (rtd.), Wednesday refuted media reports that he had returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Marwa, who was reacting to reports allegedly credited to the state caretaker committee chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Umar Damagun, alleging that he had shown interest to return to the PDP, however told journalists at CPC Secretariat in Yola, that the report was untrue, as he had not returned to the PDP.
“I have not returned to PDP and lam not planning to do so, this is a categorical statement and it is very important,” he said
He revealed that of recent, he had been under pressure from within and outside the state to return to the PDP, but, however, stated that he had rejected the offer, stressing that: “I am still a member of the CPC.”
Although, his running mate, Chief John Manassah, was absent at the meeting held shortly after the press briefing, Marwa, nonetheless, disclosed that he would not deny the fact that some members of the CPC, who were with him during his campaign for governorship election in the state have defected to the PDP where they felt their individual interest would be served.
While noting that the CPC was not a military formation but a democratic political party, where the freedom to pursue individual interest are allowed, Marwa said some members of the PDP have defected to CPC as well.
Marwa, while fielding questions from journalists, said the leadership of the CPC was working assiduously to forge a merger with other political parties of like minds to wrestle power from the PDP come 2015.
He said the CPC would soon embark on a nationwide mobilisation exercise to registered new members into the party.