Daniel Bwala, a media aide to Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 election, has said some of his friends in the north have refused to talk to him since he left the ruling party…CONTINUE READING
Bwala, a former Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress defected to the PDP in 2022.
He said at the time of his move, “Today I officially joined @OfficialPDPNig for the following reasons; 1. PDP presents a clear vision for one Nigeria 2. PDP is the party with the realistic chance of defeating APC 3. Atiku is the only candidate with superior experience to lead Nigeria out of the woods.”
He made the comment when he was reacting to the resignation of Abdullahi Adamu as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He said in a tweet: “my Northern brothers in APC stopped talking to me because I left APC, and one of them refused to pay me my legal fees.”
He said further that President Bola Tinubu and the Yoruba don’t play politics of bitterness.
Tweeting, Bwala wrote: “Life is to be taken easy, ohh. The APC chairman that was reported to have said, I could write demand letters that filled his office and still not get my professional fees for what I worked for, simply because I left the party, is, today, not the chairman [anymore], and he will watch how I will be paid my fees by those who, in spite of the fact that I left the party, maintained cordiality and respect.
“To be honest, the Yorubas know how to play politics without bitterness. Beginning with PBAT Asiwaju, his family, and those around him. When we meet and exchange pleasantries, [it is] as if I never left. The other day, Babatunde Ogala, SAN, in court saw me and shouted in an open court filled before the judges sat, “Bwala, you know you are on loan, and you must come back.” Everybody laughed.
“Today I accidentally met Kayode Fayemi on my way to the gym. As soon as we sighted each other, I greeted him. He laughed and said, You must come home. No bitterness. But my Northern brothers in APC stopped talking to me because I left APC, and one of them refused to pay me my legal fees.
“There are a few of my northern brothers, though, that are exceptionally good and still keep in touch. May God help us to see politics and practise it as politics and not war because power is truly transient…CONTINUE READING