Just In: Powerful Former Nigerian Governor Resigns From PDP, Details Emerge

Just In: Powerful Former Nigerian Governor Resigns From PDP, Details Emerge

  • A former governor of Kaduna state, Alhaji Ramalan Yero, has decided to exit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
  • Legit.ng understands that Alhaji Yero's resignation takes effect from Saturday, September 30, 2023
  • The ex-governor in his letter did not give a specific reason for dumping the PDP and did not also state the party he is joining

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Kaduna, Kaduna state - Ramalan Yero, a former governor of Kaduna state, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This is contained in a letter dated Saturday, September 30. The former governor personally signed the letter and forwarded it to the Ward Chairman, PDP Kaura, Zaria local government area (LGA) of the state, Daily Trust reported.

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APC receives former Kaduna governor, Yero (left). Photo credits: Photo credits; @AbdulhamidYaro4, @Imranmuhdz
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Ex-Kaduna gov, Ramalan Yero leaves PDP

The letter with the title ‘Resignation letter’ partly reads:

"With grateful to Almighty Allah, I write to extend my sincere greetings and to formally inform you of my decision to leave the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP).
“In view of this, I hereby tender my resignation as a member of the Peoples Democratic Party with effect from September 30, 2023. Enclosed herewith, is my party membership card duly returned."

Yero served as deputy governor to the late Governor Patrick Yakowa who died in an air crash.

He subsequently became the Kaduna state governor between December 15, 2012, to May 29, 2015.

Reacting to the development, Bashir Ahmad, Digital Communications Assistant to Muhammadu Buhari, former President of Nigeria, wrote on his verified X (formerly) handle:

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"Former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, who has just dumped his party, PDP, will be welcomed into our great party, APC, to help Gov. Uba Sani move Kaduna state to a greater height."

Bandits abduct APC official in Kaduna

In a piece of related news, Legit.ng reported that armed gangs known as bandits have abducted the organising secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state, Kawu Ibrahim Yakasai.

Yakasai, a former chairman of Soba local government area (LGA) of the state, was forcibly taken from his house in Yakasai village.

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Legit.ng also reported that a lawmaker, Madami Garba Madami, a member representing Chikun constituency in the Kaduna House of Assembly under the platform of the PDP, died.

The PDP chieftain died at a hospital where he was receiving treatment.

Source: Legit.ng

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