Former Military Ruler Dumps PDP, Ponders Next Line Of Action


Mohammed Buba Marwa, a former military administrator of Lagos State, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party.

In a statement made available to The Punch, the spokesperson to the former military ruler, Bello Zubairu, said Marwa’s decision to leave the party was on personal grounds.

Zubairu said:

“The former military governor decided to quit the PDP on personal grounds.”

He recalled that before the emergence of the All Progressives Congress, Marwa was the governorship candidate on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change in Adamawa state, 2011 guber poll.

Marwa Dumps PDP, Ponders Next Line Of Action

But after the merger of CPC and other opposition parties to form the APC, Zubairu said:

“Thousands of his supporters from several local government areas of Adamawa State were technically denied the opportunity to register in the new party then.”

Zubairu was, however, silent on whether Marwa would return to the APC, saying that:

“the retired General will be making public his next line of action in the coming days.”

He stated that

Marwa appeals to his numerous supporters and well-wishers, who have been calling him for direction from across the country, to await his next move.”

The retired army officer served as governor of Borno State, and then Lagos State during the military administrations of generals Ibrahim Babangida and Sani Abacha