Ex-PDP Chairman Dumps APC


John Shiklam in Kaduna

Former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State, Alhaji Yaro Makama Rigachikun, who decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015, has dumped the party.

Rigachikun returned to the PDP,along with his followers at the weekend in Kaduna.
He was received back to the party at a ceremony attended by top leaders of the PDP, including the interim National Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and the Chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT), Senator Walid Jibrin, among several others.

Speaking during the occasion, Rigachikun said he made a grave mistake by joining the APC in 2015.
Speaking in Hausa language, he said the APC has failed Nigerians, declaring that the time had come to “change the change.”

He said he joined the party, thinking it would address the numerous problems confronting Nigerians, regretting that over two years since its assumption of power, Nigerians were plunged into untold hardship.
He condemned the sacking of teachers and local government workers in Kaduna State, alleging that Governor Nasir el-Rufai was implementing anti-people programmes.

He said the governor should start packing his belongings from the Government House, as the people will not vote him again in 2019.

“The APC has brought much suffering to Nigerians, in Kaduna State, the teachers are crying, local government workers are suffering and traditional institutions are ridiculed.
“The school feeding program is in comatose, in fact, nothing is working in the state, so we must change the change” he said.

Hundreds of the defecting members burnt their brooms, the APC symbol.
Rigachikun, who is said to be a closed political ally of Makarfi, was the chairman of PDP in Kaduna State for eight years when Makarfi was governor.

  • EBI

    New PDP slogan is change the change. GOOD.

  • Toby

    Change the Change! Not a bad slogan.

  • UYI111

    Good slogan Change the changerrr shegi ya !!!!!

  • Don Gratias

    Good news from Kaduna. No right thinking person with conscience would keep quite considering what the APC gang of liars and criminals have turned Nigeria into in the last 30 months. The implosion of the APC sinking ship is getting faster and more interesting.

    • yinka

      He will return to APC after 2019 and use the excuse that PDP is a dead party. Politicians are