The Deputy National Chairman of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Babayo Gamawa, who just decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), boasted that his former party will regret losing him.
“I know my rights and I know what the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria provides on a fair hearing. They did wrong. Though I have no regret, they will regret their action.”
Senator Gamawa, who was explaining one of the reasons he dumped the PDP was because he was not granted ‘fair hearings’ prior to his suspension.
“Just an allegation without a fair hearing, they said they have suspended me from office. I want to call on them to check the secretariat. In politics, they should know what is happening on daily basis at the secretariat.”
Senator Gamawa stressed that he was never at home in the opposition party and that he believed in the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“My conscience has been telling me that place is not the best for me. I believe in President Muhammadu Buhari. I believe in what he has been doing for this country right from his military era.”
The Senator was on Monday this week, suspended by the PDP over allegations of negligence of duty and anti-party activities.
PDP’s national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, said Gamawa was suspended by the National Working Committee.
The PDP NWC held an extraordinary session on January 5, where it reviewed the petition against the deputy national chairman.
“The NWC found merit in the petition on allegation of dereliction of duty and anti-party activity as contained in Section 58 (1) e, f, g, h of the PDP Constitution,” Ologbondiyan said.