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I”m still in APC -Adamawa Ex-governor

A former Acting governor of Adamawa State, James Barka, has debunked a rumour making the rounds that he has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

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The member of the Presidential Committee on the Northeast Initiative (PCNI), who addressed a press conference in Abuja yesterday, said he has no reason to jump ship.

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“It is an era of fake news but I am surprised mainstream media joined the online platforms to report that I have decamped to PDP,” Ambassador Barka said. 

“I am a bona fide member of the APC and I am not contemplating leaving. Actually, the PDP in my state came on a courtesy visit, pleading with me to return to the party but I told them I was going to think about it.

“My response was only a political statement because there is no reason for me to leave the APC. There was never a point when I said I was leaving for the PDP. I have sent messages to my followers to tell them to ignore the fake news as I am still in APC.

“I cannot return to a party that showed me so much impunity in 2014, never.” While noting that his present position as a member of the PCNI was not the reason he was remaining in APC, Amb. Barka said he resigned as an ambassador in 2014 when he left the PDP.

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