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Kastina governorship aspirant Umar Sauri 'Tata' defects from PDP

Kastina governorship aspirant Umar Sauri 'Tata' defects from PDP

- Abdullahi Umar Tsauri known as Tata has resigned as a member of the PDP in Katsina state

- This came up few hours after the the party picked Senator Yakubu Lado as its preferred gubernatorial candidate

- Tata said the party members don't have the interest of the people at heart

Fresh crisis has rocked the Katsina state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a gubernatorial aspirant, Umar Abdullahi Tsauri popularly known as Tata quits the party.

Daily Trust reports that Tata on Tuesday, September 25, alleged that “money exchanged hands” and also accused party officials of high handedness; a development he said forced him to take the decision of leaving the PDP.

It was learnt that Tata was one of the seven aspirants who expressed interest and picked forms for the party’s gubernatorial ticket ahead of the 2019 election in the state.

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This came up few hours after the the party picked Senator Yakubu Lado as its preferred gubernatorial candidate.

Tata said: “I’m leaving the PDP for life. For years I condoned happenings within the party, especially from the exco.

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“Despite all the benefit of doubt accorded them, I have finally realised that they don’t have the interest of the people at heart, but their pockets.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that gale of defections rocked Oyo state as eight members of the state House of Assembly, including the deputy speaker, Abdulwasi Musah, resigned as members of the ruling APC and Accord and the Labour Party to the ADC.

The lawmakers on Tuesday, September 25, officially defected from the two parties to the African Democratic Congress (ADC).

The letters of the lawmakers’ defection to the ADC was read on the floor of the assembly by the clerk of the House, Paul Bankole, during the plenary.

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