About 7,000 members of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Adamawa State, including a commissioner who once served in governor Murtala Nyako’s administration, Zainab Kwanchi have dumped the party for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Kwanchi who was the state commissioner of Health before she was removed in a controversial circumstance led the other decampees to the People’s Democratic Party in Malabu, Fufore local government area of Adamawa State.
The former commissioner who contested governorship election in 2011 hinged her decision and those of her teeming supporters to leave the party on their alleged dissatisfaction with the recent party congresses conducted by the party in the state saying that it was ”a mere charade to deceive the world of the existence of internal democracy in the party when the opposite was the case.”
She stated that her resolve not to remain under the reign of impunity as being entrenched in the APC bolstered her as well as her teeming supporters to leave the party, adding that with the current mind-set of leaders of the party, it may not live long enough to realise the dreams of her founding fathers.
“The party has been hijacked by those who cried that they came to the party because of the impunity being entrenched by PDP.
“But it has become very glaring that they are the most wanton in perpetrating anarchy and impunity as they have completely asphyxiated internal party democracy and are even worse than those they accuse,” she said.
She debunked insinuations that she defected to the PDP to seek juicy elective office, maintaining that she had no ambition to contest any position and that her motive of leaving the APC was due to her opposition to the impunity being entrenched in the party..
“My struggle is about human development. I am in politics to struggle for the cause of the downtrodden especially women due to the marginalization they suffer and I did not defect to PDP to contest any elective position” she noted.