PDP splinter group, ‘PDP A Gyara’ emerges in Katsina, call for fresh congresses
A splinter group of aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Katsina State known as ‘PDP A Gyara’ emerges.
The group, according to one of its leading members, Alhaji Lawal Rufa’i Safana during a press conference, said is out to make sure anomalies in the party are rectified and the party is reposition to take over the affairs of the state in the upcoming 2023 general elections.
The group also called on the National leadership of the party to intervene in the crisis rocking the state by constituting a fresh and independent caretaker committee that will organize fresh election into the executive committee of the state.
Alhaji Lawal Rufai Safana, who is a staunch member of the party and former permanent secretary at the Katsina State Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs also noted that the recent ruling by the State High Court, dissolving Katsina State PDP congresses have provided a fresh opportunity for the National leadership of the party to do the right thing by constituting a Caretaker Committee that will supervise fresh congresses of the party in the state.
He said; “Members of the PDP in Katsina will recall that since 2015 when the party lost all elections at all levels, a PDP Advisory Committee was constituted which steered the activities of the party to assist the state executive committee of the party in keeping the party alive and vibrant.
”The Committee provided good leadership advises that guided and financed the affairs of the party up to the challenges leading to the 2019 general election.
”The crisis in the Party started when the party leadership disrespected the guidelines agreed by all the seven guber aspirants for the 2019 elections.”
The group further called for a ”credible and neutral CTC”, which according to it will conform with the rules of natural justice and resolve all issues affecting the party in the state.
He said; ”The National Headquarters of the PDP must as a matter of urgency come to the rescue of the Katsina State branch of the party from the extreme selfishness and bad leadership of the dissolved Exco.”