– Katsina PDP crisis deepens as Umar Tata joins APC
– Finally, Tata decamped to APC, state his reasons
The crisis rocking the Katsina state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party on Saturday took a deeper dimension when the leading guber aspirant in the party, Alhaji Umar Tata announced his defection to the ruling All progressive Congress, APC.
Tata, who made the announcement while interacting with members of the social media at old government house, Katsina, said the PDP has been taken over by impunity, greed, and corruption thereby making it difficult for true democrats like him to thrive and realise their ambitions.
According to him, PDP as a party has shown in several times that it did not like him even when he showed it love while APC as a party that had been showing him love.
He said ‘’We are reaching out to our teeming supporters to intimate them of this development, and at the same time we have reached out to his Excellency Governor Aminu Bello Masari and President Muhammadu Buhari to work out a possible date for our formal reception into the new party’’.
‘’We are teaming up with the ruling party to provide purposeful leadership and to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people’’.
‘’it is rather unfortunate that the leadership of the PDP at the state and Zonal level have been gripped with greed and corrupt practices hence they sold out to a consensus arrangement. We wish them good luck’’.
Also speaking, the campaign director and personal assistant to Alhaji Umar Tata, Abdul Danja, said the social media groups of Alhaji Tata are currently working out an arrangement to team up with the Masari campaign organisation.
It could be recalled that 5 out of the 6 aspirants who purchased their nomination forms to contest the katsina governorship seat in next year’s general election under the PDP had at various occasions stated their rejection of the party’s consensus candidate in person of Senator Yakubu lado for the election.