The Senate Deputy Minority Leader, Emmanuel Bwacha, has said he defected to the All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party because he is sure of a level playing field in his new party.
Bwacha, who was received by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Thursday, was led into the Presidential Villa by the Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State.
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Speaking shortly after the meeting, Bwacha said, “I choose the APC because I know from the home front that that is where there will be a level playing ground. Then number two, the Ibi Bridge, which had work is ongoing, was awarded under President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Nobody from my senatorial district is not happy about this project, because this has been our cry since the colonial days. Also, under his (Buhari’s) watch, the Kashimbila Dam project has been completed. So, I had to answer the calls of my constituents to join this party and redefine the narrative in Taraba State and restore its lost glory.”
Bwacha called on his constituents to “join forces together so that we can build a better Taraba, where governance will be seen as the hope of the people and where development of infrastructure will be a key priority.”
Buni, who ushered the senator representing Taraba South to the Villa, said, “We just brought in our newest member of the party, the All Progressives Congress, in the person of Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, for Mr President to formally receive him into the party, and that is what we have just done. The President was delighted.
“You know, a ranking senator like Emmanuel Bwacha joining the APC from Taraba speaks for itself.”