Panic Grips PDP over Shekarau, Expands Kano Caretaker Committee

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Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja and Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano

Following the alleged defection of a former Governor of Kano State, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau, from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), panic has gripped the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP, leading to its resolve to expand the Kano State Caretaker Committee to accommodate all interests in line with its adherence to the principles of all-inclusiveness.

The spokesman of the former Governor, Mr. Sule Yau Sule told Freedom Radio, a private radio in Kano yesterday that his principal decided to dump the party over lack of internal democracy.

He explained that Shekarau is already consulting with is supporters on the next line of action.

Following the development PDP leadership has assured of its preparedness to engage with all stakeholders in Kano State provided all matters in court against the party are withdrawn, as all members work together to build a united PDP that could confront and send out incompetent and insensitive people in governance in Kano state and Nigeria at large.

The National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja, said that the party said is also open to opinions and suggestions from stakeholders in ensuring reconciliation and accommodation for all interests within its fold in the state, so as to ensure good governance to the people of the state.

Ologbondiyan stressed that “the NWC assures that no stone will be left unturned in the overall quest to bring good governance to Kano state, while putting in place machinery to hedge the infiltration of fifth columnists into the party’s fold in the state.

“Furthermore, the NWC urges all stakeholders to always emulate our members in Benue state in the way and manner they united to resolve all issues concerning party structures of their state.”