- The APC has called on the PDP chairman in Katsina to defect to the ruling party
- The party said the opposition does not stand a chance in 2019
- The ruling party insisted that its pedigree would make it successful in the upcoming general elections
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Katsina state has asked the chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Salisu Majigiri, to defect to the ruling party.
Vanguard reports that Alhaji Bala Musawa who is the Zonal vice chairman of the ruling party said the PDP only existed in name and urged Majigiri to move to the APC.
Musawa said: “Virtually all their (PDP) bigwigs, such as Umar Gwajo-Gwajo and others, have deserted the party because they have seen the light and are now in the fold of APC.
“For now, we will keep our strategies sealed. When the game starts, we will unleash them.”
“Who is left in the PDP in the state? I think they are living in a fool’s paradise by thinking they would make an impact, let alone win in 2019. PDP in Katsina is dead and buried.
“The PDP in Katsina State exists only in name, with just Majigiri and a handful of nonentities hanging around the immediate past governor, Ibrahim Shema, for hand outs, so as to keep mind and soul together.
“With the departure of the leading lights of the Katsina PDP such as Senator Ibrahim Ida (erstwhile PDP financier in Katsina), former (two-term) Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Ya’u Umar Gojogojo, his deputy, Bilya Rimi, and the rest of the party’s former members of the state’s House of Assembly as well as most of the PDP councillors, who served under the past administration, it is little wonder that Majigiri, who remains about the last person in the party, is out of his depth to prove his utility to his paymaster."
Musawa denied claims by the PDP chairman that Governor Bello Masari invited the PDP bigwigs to the party insisting that a good product does not require advertisement.
Meanwhile, Abiodun Faleke, President Muhammadu Buhari’s former campaign coordinator for Lagos state, advised the leadership of the APC to disregard the pledge made by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi, that in the 2019 presidential election, he would deliver the state for the ruling party.
He said: “It is the height of deceit for a governor who owes several months’ salaries and pensions, and who cannot provide basic infrastructure, to boast of delivering Kogi to President Buhari in 2019."
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