Sunday, September 1, 2013
PDP splits; Atiku, Amaechi and 6 other governors form new faction
walked out of thePeoples Democratic Party's Convention that held in
Abuja today and went to form a faction of the party.
The governors who left the convention with Atiku are:GovernorMu'azu
Babangida Aliyu of Niger state, governorSule Lamido of Jigawa State,
governorAliyu Wamakko of Sokoto state, governorMusa Kwankwaso ofKano
state, and governorAbdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state.
Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa and Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers state,
who were barred from attending the convention, joined the other
governors, Atiku, and Bukola Saraki in the new factional PDP.
After addressing an impromptu press conference explaining why they
decided to form a new faction, officers were immediately elected.
Abubakar Baraje was elected chairman, whileformer Osun State governor,
Olagunsoye Oyinlola was elected Secretary.
So now there's a GEJ PDP and an Atiku PDP. Lol. Our leaders are comedians...