- The Kaduna state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has split into two
- Restoration group on Sunday, January 31, broke away from the main party in the state
- The group said that election guidelines were not followed during the last party's congress
The crisis rocking the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seems intractable as a new faction known as the 'Restoration group' emerged in the Kaduna chapter of the party.
Channels TV reports that the new group is determined to form a parallel leadership in the state.
Legit.ng gathered that the new faction which has a former deputy speaker of the state House of Assembly, Dogara Mato; a former PDP senatorial candidate, Ubale Samanduna as members, also vowed to set up a parallel party secretariat if the right approach and the right attitude towards faithful and loyal members of the party is not followed.
Speaking while addressing a news conference at the end of their meeting on Saturday, January 30, the group faulted the last congress that produced the ward, local and state executives of the party in the state.
It insisted they would not recognise the current PDP chairman in the state, Hassan Hyet and other executive members of the party due to what they termed as their illegal emergence.
According to the report, the restoration group claimed that due process and adherence to the PDP election guidelines were not followed during the last congress, therefore, all the elected members will not be recognised as leaders of the party.
Samanduna noted that the state PDP chairman, Hasaan Hyet is occupying the seat illegally, insisting that Waziri Ashafa is the one that won the chairmanship position during the congress.
He also noted that the restoration group has the support of former Governor of Kaduna state, Ramalan Yero, former PDP national organising secretary, Abubakar Mustapha, former Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi and the current senator representing Kaduna South, Danjuma Laah among other chieftains of the party.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that following her defeat to the faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, at the Court of Appeal, a faction of loyal to Senator Biodun Olujimi headed to the Supreme Court.
It was reported that the Court of Appeal on Saturday, January 30, recognised Fayose’s faction.
Olujimi’s loyalists vowed to approach the Supreme Court to determine whether the conduct of the PDP ward congress in Ekiti by the National Working Committee (NWC) was in line with the PDP constitution.