Supporters of Aminu Wali and Ibrahim Shakarau in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday in Kano, staged a solidarity protest at the party’s secretariat to reject the dissolution of the state executive committee of the party by the national body of the party.
Addressing newsmen during the protest, the erstwhile PDP state Chairman, Senator Mas’ud El-Jibril Doguwa, reaffirmed that he remains the party’s chairman in the state, asserting that the national body had neither served him nor any of the sacked state executive members of the decision to dissolve the state executive committee.
To this extent, Doguwa unequivocally stated that he remains the state party chairman, pointing out that all the other executive committee members remain valid officers of the party until a fresh election is held, “so no one has the power to appoint a new executive in the state.
”We have rules and regulations guiding the affairs of the party to elect a new executive until a fresh election is held. In the absence of none, I remain the substantive party chairman.”
Also, Doguwa openly disowned Senator Rabiu Musa Kkwankwaso and his supporters in the party, accusing Kwankwaso of being behind the crisis tearing the party apart in the state.
While addressing PDP supporters who thronged the venue, a staunch ally of Shekarau, Ghalli Sadiq, said they will not allow Kwankwaso to hijack the party, which they laboured to build over the years after people like Kwankwaso deserted the party, prior to the 2015 general elections.
According to him, nobody will leave the party for Kwankwaso, advising the serving senator and his supporters to go elsewhere, as he is of no political value to them in the state.