The Kaduna State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is about to witness a defection after fifteen party chieftains announced their membership withdrawal, Naija News reports.
It was gathered that the politicians announced their withdrawal from the ruling party on Thursday (today), citing a lack of internal democracy as their basis for defection.
The identities of the decamped party chieftains were revealed as follows: Mallam Audu Bode, Alh. Shuabu Ahmed, Hon. Habila Latu, Boniface Ubandoma, Mr Yakubu Simon, Joshua Peter, Camio Bitrus, Patrick Paul (Pato), Mr Samuel Wyah, Zaka Makoshi, Jonathan Fedelix, Barnabas Samuel (Barry), Shua’ibu Yusuf, Alexander Danladi (Lulu), Samuel Ibrahim.
Naija News understands that their decision was made known in a letter addressed to their ward chairmen.
On his part, the APC Legal Adviser in Jema’a Local Government Area, Hon. Ibrahim Samuel informed his ward chairman in a letter that he withdrew from the party due to the internal crises, lack of internal democracy and total disrespect.
Also, in a press statement signed by Hon. Barnabas Samuel and Hon. Ibrahim Samuel (Oganto) and issued to newsmen in Kaduna on Thursday, the decampees jointly lamented that the names that emanated during the last party congress were entirely different from the ones brought to be used for the primaries.
The different names, they claimed, were responsible for the present court case between Sen. Uba Sani and Sha’aban.
“Another reason was that the State House of Assembly party primaries has come and gone but certainly not without some avoidable challenges. It is only logical and ideal that after every contest all the aspirants that lost in the contest are brought together for genuine reconciliation with the flag bearer.
“Last month, instead of calling for reconciliation, the party stakeholders of our local government met at Kaduna under the guise of reconciliation, but the meeting turned out issuing warnings and threats to those that lost in the last primaries should any of them be caught in any anti-party activity in the forthcoming election,” the party chieftains lamented.
According to one of the decampees, about 500 members would be joining them out of the party soon.
This article was originally published on Naija News