A group of aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in Zamfara, has formed a faction of the party named “True PDP’’.
The chairman of the faction, Alhaji Bilyamin Badarawa, disclosed this at a media briefing in Gusau on Friday.
“This is to inform the general public that following some irregularities observed in our beloved party, the PDP in Zamfara, and as true and genuine members of the party, we have decided to form a faction named “True PDP’’.
“We decided to form the faction to salvage the party from sinking and deteriorating under the chairmanship of Alhaji Tukur Danfulani, especially considering the way and manner its affairs were being handled,’’ he said.
Badarawa alleged that the state PDP leadership under Danfulani has not accorded respect to members, elders and other patrons of the party.
“We suffered to ensure PDP won election in Zamfara and since then, we have been neglected by the leaders of the party who were in other political parties when we won the election.
“We are totally disappointed with the suspension of Alhaji Faruku Shatiman-Rijiya, the state Publicity Secretary of the party,” Badarawa said.
He commended Gov. Bello Matawalle for his tireless efforts to rid the state of all form of criminality and banditry.
Reacting, the state PDP Secretary, Alhaji Ibrahim Umar, dismissed the group’s claim, saying that the state chapter of PDP remained intact under the leadership of Danfulani.
“As I speak with you, we don’t have a crisis in the state PDP, therefore we are not aware of any faction in the state,’’ Umar said.