PDP chieftain and former gubernatorial aspirant under the PDP umbrella in 2015 before decamping to APGA and later re joining the PDP Alhaji Umar Abdu Tsauri popularly known as Tata has yesterday wrote an open latter to Senator Ibrahim Ida.
In the later, Tata said he wished to talk basically about two issues of which he said the first one is the report he received that he (Senator Ida) have, at one of your numerous meetings in Kaduna, stated that you will never get involved in anything that will require you declaring your asset.
The second issue according to him is according to him, an information he (Tata) received that Senator Ida in the process of dumping PDP to APC as they have promised him party ticket for Katsina senatorial zone come 2019.
Bellow is the full open later as posted by Tata on his facebook account time line.
AN OPEN LETTER TO SENATOR IBRAHIM IDA
I greet you first in the name of the most high, Allah subhanahu wata’ala and wish that as a senior brother, to whom I give a lot of respect and a fellow party man with potential, you will see this letter for what it is; a sincere advice from a well wisher!
Sir it ordinarily wouldn’t have been any of my concerns with whatever decision you may wish to take about your political life, moreso if what I heard is true, I stand the chance to be a positive beneficiary of your decision. Alas, I am not that selfish. I want the best for my party, PDP, even if it will perilously affect my ambition. Ida in PDP makes my party more attractive than Ida out of PDP!
Issues I want to discuss are basically two. The first being the report I received that you have, at one of your numerous meetings in Kaduna, stated that you will never get involved in anything that will require you declaring your asset. Sir if that is true I don’t know what informed such a big decision considering that you are one of the shining lights of our party and state. Why such a decision sir? What is there in simple declaration of asset? Much as you may fear inquisition in the current APC government there are people far richer than you holding elective positions in the government at both federal and state levels and nothing has happened to them. I am sure the story we have been hearing about your wealth is highly exaggerated as I can count on my finger tips what I know that belongs to you in Nigeria and I cannot see anything to be afraid of. Sir we are all afraid of EFCC and trust me considering how I played with money in Katsina state for years, I have more reason to fear EFCC than you, but I have done my declaration with Code of Conduct Bureau and the EFCC! If I am not afraid why should you?
Secondly sir I have equally been informed that you are in the process of dumping PDP to APC as they have promised you party ticket for Katsina senatorial zone come 2019. I hope and pray this is not true. Sir I refused to believe this nonsense because you have told me in my house that you have been a Permanent Secretary, Secretary Vision 2010 and a Senator that the only thing left on your progression chart is nothing but to be a GOVERNOR! Knowing you told me this I refused to believe this story as I doubt if you are ready to settle for anything less and I am sure you cannot dare dream to seek to be the governor of Katsina state in 2019 under APC. Should you want to be anything, and I mean anything, PDP has the potential to give you that not APC, all you need to do is struggle a bit and invest rightly, not wisely, for I know you are wise, and inshaa Allah success will be yours.
Sir you are the only person so constantly mentioned and seen as a threat to me for PDP gubernatorial ticket and getting you out of the way will be a great catharsis for my lovers and a relief to me, but truly I don’t want to miss you in PDP! Minus the immense contribution you have made to the party which should not be allowed to go waste, there is fun in fighting the mighty and I don’t want you to deprive me of that! PDP is your home and your future and you should be wary of its fury as we will be merciless in 2019 Inshaa Allah and I wouldn’t want you on the way!
So please consider these decisions and let us do our best and leave the rest to Allah as there is no short cut to success or a clever way to be what you are not destined to be!
Thank you Sir!!