The Kaduna Chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP yesterday debunked the rumours making rounds that more than 1,200 which also exclude its executive’s members defected to the All Progressives Congress in Kaduna.
This assertion was made yesterday by Alhaji Abdullahi Babawo the chairman of the Party in Kaduna North Local Government when he paid a New Year visit to the NUJ secretariat in Kaduna.
According o the party leader, he said that the speculations were created to cause unrest inside the party and also harm the reputation of the Vice President, Alhaji Namadi Sambo.
He said; “Those behind the rumours were the aggrieved members of the party in the state, to cause more crises, and to portray the vice president as not politically relevant at home. I can assure you that, instead of our members defecting to another party, the PDP would soon start to receive members of other political parties into our fold.”
According to him; “those they claimed have joined them were yet to return their membership card or formally submit their resignation letter as contained in the party’s constitution.Though, one of the founding party members in Kaduna, Ibrahim Yaro and few others has defected to the APC.”
“By 2p.m on Thur., Jan. 2 at Kabala Costain secretariat of the party in Kaduna North local government area, the party will receive some APC decampees. The party had nominated five persons from each of the 12 wards to meet and advise the party on how to resolve its crisis and bring back its aggrieved members.”