December 5, 2022

Gbolahan Salman Sokoto

Zamfara State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) elders support group has absolved judiciary in it’s decision to sack governorship candidate of the party from contesting forthcoming general elections in the state.

A statement signed by the Chairman of Elders Support group in Zamfara Alhaji Musa Umar Dangulbi, and made available to newsmen described the outcome of the Court Judgement as a result of arrogant disposition of the leadership of the party in the state.

“Following the nullification of the PDP governorship primary election in Zamfara state, the Zamfara state Coalition of PDP Elders Support Group has absolved the judiciary of any blame game on the decision taken by Court.

“Rather, the Coalition described the Justice Aminu Bappa pronouncement on the matter that, the PDP can not fill a governorship candidate for the 2023 general election as self-inflicted because of the arrogant disposition especially, lack of unity, fairness and justice to majority of our PDP supporters in the rural areas; especially old members that have laboured to keep the party united. We are ignored and abandoned by the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Dauda Lawal and some leaders of our great party in Abuja.

“We also laid the blame on the door step of few elements in the party who are working hand in gloves with Dauda Lawal, to thwart all reconciliation efforts, cohesion towards unity in the party at the state level.

The misfortune trailing our great party and its governorship candidate to the events that led to the annulment of the first and second governorship primary elections, where we wrote to the National Secretariat seeking their attention on the need for reconciliation within the party before the conduct of the congress”.

The further said the coalition however, frown to this development by conniving with some people in Abuja and hurriedly organized the rescheduled PDP governorship primary without, the knowledge of other contestants.

“As a stakeholder, our group can confirm to you that, majority of delegates from Gummi, Zurmi, Talata Mafara, Bukuyum and Anka local government areas, were no where the congress venue whereas, results were announced.

“Dauda Lawal on winning the make believe primary election, abandoned the party and relocated to Abuja and Dubai. Prominent Elders with greater respect like General Aliyu Gusau and many others are sideline in the affairs of the party since Dauda Lawal, emerged the governorship candidate.

“Worst of all, there is no personal present of governorship candidate to the party or the immediate family of our late chairman, who died recently. Dauda Lawal who supposed to lead us in mourning over the death of our late chairman, abandoned us in our grieving moment.

“We enjoin our National party chairman, Sen Iyorchia Ayu to find time out of his tight schedule and, correct the anomalies we had earlier raised, to restore unity and cohesion tblames on the judiciary. We must stand firm on making the party united for our 2023 elections” he added.



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