- Alhaji Umar Sani disclosed recently that there is trouble in paradise as fresh crisis rocks the PDP in Kaduna state
- The PDP chieftain noted that the recent crisis has resulted in the formation of three new factions of the party in the state
- The former presidential spokesperson hinted further that the just-concluded state congresses have led to the internal crisis in the party
Kaduna state- Alhaji Umar Sani, a former presidential spokesperson has raised the alarm over the existence of three factions in the Kaduna state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Sani who disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Kaduna on Wednesday said that the emergence of the three groups is because of the recent ward, local government, and state Congresses of the party that were allegedly hijacked by the group loyal to former Governor Ahmed Makarfi, Channels TV reported.
According to him, the situation has become dangerous to the party’s chances in forthcoming elections in the state.
Sani, who is the former Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to ex-Vice President Namadi Sambo, expressed concern that the existence of three factions within the Kaduna state PDP can truncate the party’s chances in the 2023 general election.
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“This is very dangerous for the party in the state and Nigeria. The party has bright chances in the state and by extension in the country come 2023 but the party needs to put its house in order before the general election.
“The essence of 2023 is for a fair contest and for parties to win power. If our party does not check its excesses, Nigerians are watching and will decide. If we (PDP) miss this chance, it will be difficult to grab power again.”
He, therefore, called on the former Senate President Bukola Saraki-led reconciliation committee to visit the state so as to avert the impending implosion of the party ahead of the next general election.
The three factions
Sani lists the three factions within the Kaduna PDP to include the Restoration Group led by the former Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Dogara Mato; those loyal to Senator Ahmed Makarfi and that of Former vice president Namadi Sambo.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that the race for who succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 gets tougher by the day as party loyalists in the country have already started campaigning.
Recently, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state has appealed to the good people of Kaduna state not to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023 so as not to drag Nigeria to the problems of yesterday.
He said the people should rally around and vote for the person he would anoint as the state Governor in 2023, insisting that now is the right time for Kaduna people to trust him and what he would choose for the state.