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Wike Colluding with APC to Destroy PDP, Katsina Faction Alleges

A PDP faction in Katsina says FCT minister Wike is a dictator whose actions are destroying the party nationally.

A faction of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina State has accused Nyeson Wike, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory of colluding with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to destroy the opposition party.

The faction of the party, led by the former Secretary to Katsina State Government, Dr. Mustapha Muhammad Inuwa, described the former Rivers State governor as a dictator whose actions are destroying PDP at the national level.

Inuwa while addressing PDP chieftains on Sunday at his office in Katsina ahead of the party’s congress, alleged that Wike was colluding with foremost APC officials to blemish the affairs of the PDP.

He said: “The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Nyelson Wike is now controlling the PDP at the national level. Whether we like it or not, Wike is a member of the APC and is working with APC members to destroy PDP.

“But this will not happen in Katsina because we will not fold our arms to allow a single person to control the structure of the party with thousands of members in the state. We will ensure that justice and equity prevails in our party.”

While rejecting consensus for the party congress in the state, the former secretary to the state government said, “any member with interest to contest, should be given the opportunity to exercise his or her franchise.”

However, the leadership tussle rocking the PDP in Katsina has divided the party into two factions: the camp of Senator Yakubu Lado, the party’s 2023 governorship candidate and that of Inuwa, both scheming for the control of the party’s structure ahead of 2027.

Those in Lado’s camp are believed to be loyalists of the FCT Minister, while those in Inuwa’s camp are political stalwarts of the former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

But Atiku Abubakar, had, during a visit in Katsina, shun comments on the prevailing internal leadership crisis of the party in the state which invariably affected its victory in 2023 polls.

The 2023 presidential candidate who was in Katsina to pay Sallah homage to former President Mohammadu Buhari and the Emir of Daura, said: “There will soon be congresses and people will elect who they want.”

Francis Sardauna

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