Ahead of the governorship election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State has lost prominent members including Mohammed Sani-Sidi, former Director General, National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
Newsmen report that among those who dumped the party were former commissioners, legislators, permanent secretaries, local government chairmen and party officials.
Already, Sani-Sadi had returned his PDP membership card to the party’s ward chairman in Unguwar Sarki, Kaduna. Newsmen further reports that those who dumped the PDP had not indicated the party they will support in the upcoming election. A statement issued on his behalf by a close confidant, Ahmed Maiyaki, on Sunday in Kaduna, indicated that those who dumped the PDP did so because there was no genuine inclusiveness in the running of the party.
Maiyaki said the ex-NEMA boss in his letter of resignation said: “Since the party’s primaries held last year, characterized by manipulations, impunity, lack of internal democracy and intimidations of party delegates, the party’s leadership at the state or the candidate has failed to genuinely engage all aspirants towards consultation and genuine reconciliation, an important task that would have helped the party forge ahead.
“Even more worrisome is the mutual mistrust that exists between the party leadership, the gubernatorial candidate and some of its members and above all the failure to showcase any meaningful blueprint and capacity on how to govern the state when voted into power.