Monday, December 30, 2013
Almost 500 PDP Chieftains In Sambo’s LGA Decamps To APC
about 500 chieftains of ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Vice
President Namadi Sambo's home base local government in Kaduna State
will on Wednesday morning finally decamp to All Progressive Congress
A competent source in the Presidency confirmed to SaharaReporters,
that Sambo who hailed from Kaduna North local government have been
going through hard political moment recently, and was tip of the move
on arriving Kaduna this evening.
A pro-President Goodluck Jonathan organization, Youth for Change
Initiative had on Sunday appealed his ousted as Jonathan's running
mate in 2015 election due to what they described as 'weaknesses and
failed Vice President' from the North who has failed to form a
The source said, "We got tips and it is true, about 500 chieftains of
our party in Sambo's own local government, Kaduna North local
government area of Kaduna State will join APC, it is unfortunate that
his relevance keeps diminishing astronomically."
The source added that in the same local government, all elected
representatives are members of APC, he explained, "The LGA chairman is
APC, all members in the State and National Assemblies are APC. The
Senator too, and it is a bad omen for a sitting Vice President to be
left in such a political cold."
It would be recall that Sambo lost all elections in his own polling
unit situated at Camp Road, Kaduna during 2011 elections that later
turned out to be bloody.
As at the time of publishing this report, Sambo's office is yet to
respond to the development. But another source in Kaduna said he will
be in the town for four days, following crucial issues related to PDP
abysmal failure and crisis emanating from an open letter addressed to
him by his associate, one Engr. Umar Gana who exposed his political
weaknesses in the state and North-West Zone.