PDP has lost its appeal in Kano - Senator Doguwa reveals after defection

PDP has lost its appeal in Kano - Senator Doguwa reveals after defection

- Senator Mas’ud El-Jibril Doguwa says he and other PDP executive members in Kano joined the APC because the opposition party has lost steam

- Doguwa, a senior member of the PDP, says the persistent squabbles in the party has brought it down over time

- The former PDP chieftain predicts victory for Governor Ganduje in the forthcoming election in Kano

After defecting to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano, a factional leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Mas’ud El-Jibril Doguwa, has revealed why he and others took the action.

Senator Doguwa he and the other member of the party’s executive council dumped the party because it has lost its popular appeal among the people.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Doguwa said at a news briefing on Monday, March 4, in Kano, that the PDP as an opposition platform had lost its steam because all its major stakeholders have been sidelined.

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“The influence of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kano has been strongly weakened in the face of the persistent war of attrition against those that are supposed to be carried along.

“Those who are supposed to be highly recognized for internal cohesion to prevail are not being carried along,” he said.

The political leader said the party lacked unity and sincerity of purpose and that these were also responsible for the current mess rocking the top echelon of the PDP in the state.

“Since the time the governorship flag bearer came on board, we were never contacted by him on how to go about the business.

“All we know is that, every decision taken must reflect our interest as part of the requirement for internal democracy which was not respected by the so-called party hierarchy.

“It’s a bad omen for democracy, the PDP has completely lost focus and direction, as being portrayed by the cavalier attitude of those who are supposed to be honest, sincere and upright in their conduct.

“We have lost our populist appeal in all the 44 Local Government Areas of Kano State: we are leaving the PDP because the party is now in a fix,” he added.

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According to him it would be a landslide victory for Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and all other APC candidates on Saturday, as the APC is reaping from the rot permeating the PDP in the state.

“With the key figures defecting at the eleventh hour, the party (PDP) is on the road to extinction in the state,” he predicted.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that barely five days to the governorship election, a faction of African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Oyo state reportedly told the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, that certain conditions must be met before it could support the ruling party and work for its candidate, Adebayo Adelabu, on Saturday, March 9.

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