Katsina State chairman of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Salisu Yusuf Majigir, has said the era of imposition of candidates on the party faithful and the electorate is over in the state and country.
Majigiri made this assertion at the party secretariat when the 2015 governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state, Abdullahi Umar, fondly called Tata, formally defected to PDP in Katsina on Tuesday.
LEADERSHIP recalls that Tata joined to APGA in protest before the 2015 general elections to fly its flag following his dissatisfaction with the PDP governorship primary.
According to Majigiri, the party had no ‘anointed or preferred candidate’ for any of the over 500 elective positions from councillorship to presidency any of its members could vie for.
The former member of the House of Representatives explained that besides the conduct of free and fair primaries for all offices and strict adherence to due process, all aspirants for any position would have level playing ground.
Earlier, Tata asked PDP faithful and others to forgive and forget what happened during his campaign for governorship ticket of the party, saying the party could return to power in 2019 if its leadership would treat as equal everyone supported by the party members to vie for any office.
The erstwhile APGA chief implored PDP leaders to be fair in all their dealings and pledged his loyalty and support to them in all his endeavours.Read Full Story