Story from Saleh INUWA, Kano
The Chairman of PDP Kano State, Alhaji Wada Sagagi on Wednesday said a report from Kano claiming to be from Kano PDP Secretariat calling on the National Chairman of the Party, Chief Uche Secondus is a concocted and fabricated statement from the Aminu Wali faction of the party.
In Kano, the authentic PDP branch is headed by Alhaji Wada Sagagi as the Chairman. Alhaji Wada Sagagi said: “We are duly elected by our members across the 44 Local Government Areas of the state and supervised and recognized by the National Secretariat in Abuja.
“But we have those who are also claiming that they are PDP members loyal to Alhaji Aminu Wali, these people are the ones always causing problems for the party in Kano, they are expelled members of PDP that is if they existed at all.
“Similarly, as we are making preparations for General Elections that will come up in 2023, we cannot afford to allow our party to run into crises at this crucial time. Yes, our National body is undergoing what one might say minor party friction, but it does not mean that we should pull down the entire exco of the party at the National level.
“We were in Government for 16 years before APC came into power and it is very clear to Nigerians that the APC Government has completely failed them and they are praying for 2023 to come so that they will vote PDP at all levels again including the presidency. But some ambitious members of our party feel that it is only when some of our National officers are removed that they will realize their ambition.
Alhaji Wada Sagagi a diehard supporter of Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso in the press conference on Wednesday to brief the media on the recent crisis in their party at the National level noted that they have a presidential aspirant from Kano, and as such, they will be the last state to support the crisis in the party. Because Kano is also a very strategic state in Nigeria as such, they will not allow a splinter group to cause problems in the party.
On the chances of Kwankwasiyya leader Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso in the coming presidential election in 2023 and that of Abba Gida Gida who contested for Kano Governorship in 2019 and wants to vie for the same office again, Wada Sagagi explained that for now, he can only wish their leader the best of luck if he will contest because no one knows tomorrow. But in Kano, it will be like a walkover for them, because the APC ruling government cannot defeat their candidate even in 2019, it was through what they called “inconclusive” that they were robbed of the Governorship seat and with God on their side, such will not happen again in 2023.