Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has reacted to the former President Goodluck Jonathan’s revelation during the launch of his book, in Abuja, on the circumstances that led him (Tambuwal) and others to defect from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to then opposition, the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the 2015 general elections.

Speaking through his Director-General, Media and Publicity, Abubakar Shekara, the governor said contrary to Jonathan’s claim, he never defected because of any ‘blinded ambition’ as stated in the book.

Shekara, who spoke on Sunday in Sokoto said, “Tambuwal and others who defected from the PDP to APC were just responding to the wishes of the people.

“If he had blind ambition, he would have retain the number four position he had at hand. He rather jettisoned his comfort position to run for governorship.”

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Justifying Tambuwal’s return to PDP, Shekara said, “it is clear that PDP has learnt their lessons and today, the table has turned, APC has become PDP.”

He restated that Governor Tambuwal returned to PDP was a matter of engaging a platform to salvage Nigeria, as political parties are not based on ideology.

Recalled that Jonathan had fingered Tambuwal, in his book, My Transition Hours, as one of those that contributed to the failure of his re-election bid, by defecting to the APC and convening the House of Representatives on a Sunday, in the heat of nationwide protest against removal of petroleum subsidy, leading to hike in fuel price.

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