The governorship candidate of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Adamawa state, north eastern Nigeria, retired Brig.-Gen. Buba Marwa, disclosed today that he has been under pressure from powerful individuals to return to PDP.
Marwa told newsmen at CPC Secretariat in Yola that pressure was both from within and outside the state.
“I have been under tremendous pressure indeed, both from outside the state and from within the machinery of the PDP in the state,” Marwa said.
Marwa, who was reacting to speculation that he had joined the PDP, said he was still in CPC.
“I have not returned to the PDP. This statement is categorical and very important to lay to rest the rumours that has been flying about in the country.”
The former Lagos Military Governor endorsed the move by CPC and other political parties to merge, saying that all reasonable efforts were being made by CPC to make the merger a reality.
He commended the people of Adamawa for their support to him and the CPC, saying that they should continue to exercise hope and patience as they mobilise for political change.
“It is our hope as the days role by that people organise themselves, remain focus, hopeful and committed to make their own change by themselves through the grace of God.’’
Marwa, former military governor of Borno and Lagos states and a former Nigerian envoy to South Africa, left PDP for CPC in 2011 in protest over the conduct of the party congresses for delegates who would elect PDP governorship candidate.