- Some PDP leaders in Kwara have pledged their loyalty to the state governor, Abdulrazaq
- The PDP chieftains said they aligned with Governor Abdulrazaq because of his leadership style and his uncommon humility
- The PDP in Kwara, however, said its members who visited Governor Abdulrazaq did so on their own, noting that that the party remains unshaken
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been hit with an internal crisis as some of the party leaders have reportedly pledged their loyalty to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
The rebellious PDP chieftains made their position known when they visited the Kwara state governor on Tuesday, February 11, The Nation reports.
Explaining what informed their decision, the PDP chieftains said they aligned with Governor Abdulrazaq because of his leadership style coupled with his uncommon humility and relationship with the poor.
They said the people of Kwara are already feeling the impact of the positive change the Kwara governor has brought.
Reacting to the development, the PDP in Kwara said its members who visited Governor Abdulrazaq did so in their private capacities.
It also said the party leaders have not defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC), noting that they will not be disowned for visiting the governor.
The party said it remains unbothered, saying it is not a big deal even if the party leaders decided to defect to APC.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Abdulrasaq accused his predecessor, Abdufatah Ahmed, of selling about 110 government properties including the deputy governor’s residence.
The governor made the statement on Monday, January 14, shortly after holding a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at Aso Rock.
Governor Abdulrasaq said his deputy now lives in a rented apartment due to the conduct of Abdulfatah Ahmed, his predecessor.
“What we met was that they have sold virtually about 110 government properties including the deputy governor’s residence, our deputy governor is staying in rented accommodation, they just shared everything,” he said.
The former governor, however, denied the allegation.
Ahmed in a statement issued by his media aide, Muyideen Akorede, disputed the figures cited by the Kwara governor.
He consequently absolved his administration of any wrongdoing regarding the sale of government properties.
In other news, the leadership of Nigeria's lead the PDP resumed their protest against the "state of affairs in the country" on Monday, February 10.
According to the thread of tweets posted on the party's official Twitter page, the PDP members took the protest to the secretariats of the European Union Commission and the African Union.
The protest started from the party's campaign headquarters, Legacy House, Maitama, Abuja, at 10.40am and is being led by the party's deputy national chairman (North), Senator Suleiman Nazif.
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