Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the House of Representatives, dismissed claims by Kawu Baraje that the new PDP (nPDP) caucus in the ruling All Progressives Congress is being marginalised.
Baraje had publicly alleged last week that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration was not carrying those who joined the APC from the PDP along.
But the Kano lawmaker, who was part of those who left the PDP for the now ruling party, said every key member of the nPDP nominated a member of the APC National Working Committee (NWC).
According to him, if there was any marginalisation, it should be the other way around; nPDP members marginalising themselves.
“Every key member of the defunct nPDP has a stake in the APC. All the key members of the nPDP made nominations into the National Working Committee of the APC and these people are still serving there,” he said.
“For instance, Alhaji (Senator) Rabiu Kwankwaso nominated the treasurer, the governor of Sokoto (Magatarkada Wammako) nominated the national vice chairman (North West), the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki nominated the publicity secretary, Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation nominated the national youth leader.
“All these people are still there. The people talking about marginalisation seem to be confused. If there is any marginalisation, it is marginalisation of nPDP members by some leaders within the nPDP.”