My Husband is On His Own, I Will Never Leave PDP, Says Jumoke-AkinjideFeatured, Femi Kehinde, Latest News, News, Uncategorized Tuesday, December 24th, 2013
By Femi Kehinde, Lagos
The Honourable Minister of State, FCT, Oloye Jumoke Akinjide has debunked the claim that she may dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to join All Progressive Congress (APC).
In a half page statement made available to African Examiner, Oloye Akinjide reiterated that she will never leave PDP.
The statement reads:
“In view of speculations rife in the press, I wish to state categorically that I will never, ever leave PDP! The Akinjide family dynasty is loyal to the PDP! My father, Chief Richard Akinjide SAN is a founding member of the PDP and a member of the PDP BOT.”
“I am the arrow head of the PDP in Oyo State as the Minister in an opposition state. I will continue to work hard to ensure the success of Mr. President, the Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government, and the victory of PDP at the polls in the 2015 elections.
“I call on all well meaning and patriotic Nigerians to continue to support President Jonathan and ignore the “noise” and “chatter” being generated by those who, frankly, should know better, but who, understandably, are more at leisure than the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces”. She said.
The husband of the minister Hon. Aliyu Ahman Pategi, was one of the 37 members of the House of Representatives who recently dumped the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressive Congress (APC). Hon. Pategi chairs the House of Representatives Committee on Water Resources,
The 37 defectors cited “factionalisation and high-handedness” of the Bamanga Tukur led PDP as reasons for dumping the ruling party for APC.
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