From Francis Nansak, Lafia
Honourable Abdulaziz,SK Danladi, a member of the Nasarawa state House of Assembly ,who recently dumped the Social Democratic Party(SDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appealed to Nigerians to avoid abusing the president if they will not praise him.
Hon Abdulaziz who is an engineer is the house committee chairman works and transport. He represents Keffi East in the hallowed chambers of the Nasarawa state house of assembly.
According to him, considering the sectoral transformation under the Buhari led administration,it will be unkind for any reasonable citizen of Nasarawa state and Nigerian to present the administration in bad light.
He made this statement on Tuesday,in his office during an exclusive interview with him,on his defection from the SDP which ticket gave him the opportunity to be elected into the state assembly.
” I think the right perspective or word to use is that I made a return to my party.I was not just a member of the APC before the 2018 primary,I was more or less a chieftain,but had to decamp to the SDP during the APC primary , due to the role played by some party stakeholders from my constituency,which didn’t go down well with me and instead of causing any crisis,I left for the SDP.
” It was the SDP ticket that I got here to the assembly with but the governor and the speaker of the house of assembly became my reason for my return to the party.
” Governor Sule ,gave maximum respect to not just the speaker,but to the entire members ,regardless of our political differences, coupled with the kind of leadership exhibited by the two leaders,except one to be unnecessarily partisan,which to the best of my interest being in politics is all about good governance and not personal interest,which ironically some persons bear in mind.
He continued” Tell me which sector,in Nigeria ,be it infrastructure,health care ,education and power that is left untouched by this government? So it will only amount to selfishness for one to stay in array with the government of Engineer A.A Sule’ and Mr President” He said.
Speaking on the current state of the party, he said it is laughable for one to think that the APC will not produce a president in the next election after Baba Buhari,when people like David Umahi of Ebonyi state ,a strong supporter of the PDP has left to join forces with the ruling APC.
” Definitely,there is bound to be internal friction but the APC has been the only party that managed her crisis well.I believe that APC has come to stay even beyond the number of years that the PDP had been in power.This is why my advice to wailers had been that they stop abusing the president if they have no reason to praise him” Abdulaziz added.