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Why I may defect to APC – Atiku’s aide Bwala

Daniel Bwala

Daniel Bwala


One of the Aides to the 2023 Presidential candidate of the Peoples, Daniel Bwala, has given a hint on the reasons why he may defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress and declare support for the administration of Tinubu.

Bwala gave the hint while answering questions from reporters on Wednesday, after a closed-door meeting with President Tinubu at the State House, Abuja.

While answering questions on whether he was contemplating joining the ruling party, Bwala said “APC is a party. President Bola Tinubu is my motivation; if supporting him will take me to APC, so be it.

“I told him today, I am committing to play my part to support your administration, and I have no apologies to anybody.”

It would be recalled that the PDP Chieftain had on January 2, 2024, said opposition political parties must form a strong coalition if they would successfully wrestle power from the APC in the 2027 general elections.

He therefore commended the President, over his decision to suspend the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu, saying, “some of his (Tinubu’s) Ministers that were allegedly reported to have committed infractions, instead of protecting them, he asked that the law should have its course and suspended somebody without wasting time. That, to me, is impressive because it’s about the people.”

Very unlike him, Bwala who also commented on Tuesday’s announcement of a 60 per cent slash in travel entourages for the Presidency and MDAs, said “There has been this outcry that the government is bloated. Yesterday, he introduced a policy that reduced the cost of governance and today, he told me it is just the beginning.”

He further claimed that the President assured him that more cost-cutting measures are underway to reduce the cost of governance in the country.

“What we have been talking about as citizens is that if you don’t have a personal grudge against someone…if it is a policy issue.

“What I’m saying apart from today that I’m talking here is that you all need to visit my Twitter page. In the last few days, I have been expressing my surprise and appreciation to the President for the decisions he is making. So, this is not about a political party. And you need to know that, like I said, I was with him before I left. And I was doggedly committed to him.” Bwala stated.

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