PDP Admits Having Internal Crisis In Katsina
The Katsina State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Honorable Salisu Yusuf Majigiri admitted that the party in the state is currently having internal crisis.
However, Hon Majigiri said they are working round the clock to address the crisis internally as intra-party affairs.
Majigiri stated this while fielding questions from journalists in Katsina when he was asked about his reaction on the allegations made by the Funtua zonal vice caretaker chairman of APC, Bala Abu Musawa, who said Katsina PDP has no leadership after the state high court judgment.
According to him, “I think he has mistaken PDP for APC because PDP has never lost leadership in the past 21 years in Katsina. Since PDP registered as a political party up to this moment, we have never lost leadership in Katsina.
“We were in control of the state for 16 years. We lost an election in 2015. From 2015 to date, we have one PDP in Katsina. We can’t deny the fact that we have internal party issues. That one is an intra-party issue that can be addressed internally, but some went to court. I know that is what he is referring to.
“The matter was at the high court, and there were two judgments. The two judgments are already before the Court of Appeal.
“All the records for the two judgments have been moved to the Court of Appeal. The status quo must be maintained pending the decision of the superior court. In waiting for the decision of the Court of Appeal, the status quo would be maintained. The leadership of the party remains until the superior court decides otherwise. That is the position of the law.
“It is APC that doesn’t have leadership in Katsina. They were given six months to serve as caretaker committees and the six months expired on the 25th of June. I think he is trying to say, ‘we don’t have APC leadership in Katsina state’.
“The PDP has successfully conducted its congresses in line with our party’s constitution, guidelines, Electoral Act, and the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He added that: “The PDP is a very big party, and it has mechanisms for settling disputes and conflicts. As usual, PDP will reconcile with all the aggrieved members, and by God’s grace, 2023 will be our own turn because people have tested the leadership of APC”.