OrderPaperToday – A member of the House of Representatives from Kaduna State, Jagaba Adams Jagaba has explained that he dumped the All Progressive Congress (APC) because of the failure of both the state and federal governments to protect the people of Southern Kaduna from Fulani herdsmen.
The lawmaker who is yet to make announcement on the party he intends to join after quitting the ruling APC, said “APC is a sinking ship and I won’t perish with it,” he said, noting that, “I expected dismissal and now suspension. It’s been long I bid them farewell.
“My body language, my utterances, my actions and inactions have demonstrated that I had parted ways with them for a long time. It’s unfortunate that they are not practical scientists to realise it.”
He stated that he cannot continue to keep mute while Fulani herdsmen continue to kill his people, adding that the people of Southern Kaduna has been neglected by the current Governor of the state, Mallam Nasir Elrufai.
He said: “The electorates are poorer now; Fulani herdsmen have continued to attack and kill my people unabatedly with both the federal and state governments doing nothing.
“The Governor of Kaduna State has continually said he does not need the votes from Southern Kaduna to win election. He has demonstrated that he values the life of a cow than the lives of Southern Kaduna people.
“So, I can’t stay with them in the same party.”
Jagaba, who represents Kachia/Kagarko federal constituency, vowed not to return to the party, saying the power to decide who becomes what belongs to the electorates.
“The power lies with the electorates and not in the hands of a political party, if they are expecting me to come crawling on my knees to beg them, then they are day-dreaming,” he said