Tuesday, 31 December 2013

PDP Crisis: Over 70 Chieftains Defect to APC

PDP Crisis: Over 70 Chieftains Defect to APCThe crisis of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State deepened on December 30, 2013, Monday, following the defection of former Chairman of the party in the state, Alhaji Yaro Makama, ex-commissioners and 70 other chieftains of the party in the state to the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Other defectors included the former Campaign Director General of late former Governor Patrick Yakowa during the 2011 elections, Ambassador Sule Buba; and former Chairman of Kaduna South Local Government Area, Alhaji Auwal Ali Tafoki.
The ex- PDP leader in Kaduna State, Makama, had cited injustice as one of the reasons that forced the defectors out of the party, noting that the political situation in the country was like a revolution.
“We cannot wait to be consumed by the political revolution that is happening in this country. The injustice in PDP is one of the reasons why we left the party to APC. As you can see most of the people here are PDP members that have played a greater role in its development,” he said.
There are several indications that that there would be more defectors.
It would be recalled that the Vice President, Namadi Sambo, had to meet with stakeholders of the party in Kaduna on December 30, 2013, Monday, in order to avert planned mass defection of party members to the opposition party.