Gemade stated this in Abuja when he submitted his nomination form to seek reelection on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Okwe Obi, Abuja
A former member of the All Progressive Congress (APC), and senator representing Benue North-East Senatorial District, Barnabas Gemade, has described the APC and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as parties lacking ‘internal democracy and the rule of law.’
Gemade, who was the chairman of PDP, stated this in Abuja when he submitted his nomination form to seek reelection on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
He explained that his efforts to resolve the internal wrangling in the APC yielded no fruits, necessitating his defection from the ruling party.
As a member of the SDP, he assured his supporters that SDP will rise to the top, given the caliber of politicians seeking the party’s ticket ahead of the 2019 general election.
“Politics is all about time. The reason is that so many issues have bedevilled a lot of parties.
“When I ran the PDP, it was an excellent party, very fine administration and rule of law applied, fairness and equity obtained.
“Thereafter, impunity took over and that is why so many left and went to other parties and I also went to APC. Those problems cropped up again and it was necessary to move; if you don’t condone something, and it is something you cannot remove from where you are, you remove yourself.
“It is the lack of internal democracy made me to move out of the party (APC) where I was,” he added.