- Members of the Kwankwasiyya group in Plateau have declared their support for the PDP
- They assured the party that they will go to the various local governments and wards to start mobilisation, ahead of 2019
- The group had taken long to declare its support for the PDP, as it had to consult with its exco’s
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) secretariat in Jos, Plateau state, was on Friday, August 9, besieged by members of the Kwankwasiyya group who declared support for the party, and vowed to work for its success in 2019.
The group was led by the state coordinator, Tokji John, Daily Trust reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that John stated: “We visited the state party chairman, Hon Damishi Sango, to declare our support to the PDP in Plateau state.
“We were received warmly, and we have assured the party that we will go to the various local governments and wards to start mobilisation because we would give our massive votes to the PDP.”
He further disclosed that the group needed to make consultations with its exco’s in the state, as most of them had been members of the All Progressives Congress (APC); and that was why it took them that long to declare support for the PDP.
He added: “43 out of the 45 members of the state exco are now fully with us in the PDP, except for two persons who are yet to join to us."
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that some supporters of Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, representing Kano-central, left his Kwankwasiyya group, after the senator announced his defection from the APC to the PDP.
The event happened at Ringim local government area of Jigawa state, as the angry supporters burnt their red caps and Kwankwaso's posters.
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