Our reporter/ Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday while reacting to reports that the G-5 governors have agreed to support one of the presidential candidate in the 2023 general election, warned that the party has lawful avenues of dealing with erring members.
Tambuwal, who was specifically reacting to the reported meetings the aggrieved PDP governors held with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, sent a word of warning to the governors and others allegedly planning to go against the interests of the PDP.
“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will respond to the antics of five of its Governors currently being speculated to be in political dalliance with the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” Tambuwal’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Muhammad Bello said in a statement.
“For hours before his remarks there has been reports that the G-5 PDP Governors led by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state have been meeting with Tinubu in London on the possibility of their teaming up to work for his victory in the forthcoming presidential elections.
“According to Governor Tambuwal, who is also the Director General of the Atiku/Okowa presidential campaign organization, the PDP is a law abiding party; and it would explore lawful avenues to bring any of its erring members to book.”
Tambuwal was quoted as saying he engages in political engineering and political negotiations with the G5 members, whom he described as “good colleagues.”
“It is not a war of attrition. I always submit that in this our business, whatever it is that you are doing , even if you try to hide it, it will come out. You cannot plan and execute a political project in your own bedroom. You must come out with it.
“So, when my colleagues resolve on what to do, I think it is then that the party will now respond on whatever position they have taken,” he said.