…Accuses APC Govt of ‘lopsided appointments’
…Decries implementation of ‘el-Rufai Agenda’
by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna
The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Kaduna State, has described as lopsided, the appointments so far made by what it termed as the ‘temporary administration of Governor Uba Sani’ of APC in Kaduna State since its inception on 29th May, 2023.
PDP, in a statement on Tuesday evening, signed by the State Publicity Secretary, Abraham Alberah Catoh, is particular about the recent publication of the list of fourteen commissioners-designate, in which it observed that, “Certain sections are either shortchanged or completely not represented.”
The opposition party also described the act as “smacks of mischief” as well as confirms the unfortunate claims of the immediate past governor of the state, Mal. Nasir el-Rufai, of a grand plan to shortchange and/or exclude a certain section of the people from the governance structure of the state.
“The People’s Democratic Party in Kaduna State has noted with dismay the lopsidedness in appointments by the temporary administration of Sen. Uba Sani in the state, since its inception on 29th May, 2023.
“In particular, the recent publication of the list of fourteen commissioners-designate, in which certain sections are either shortchanged or completely not represented, smacks of mischief as well as confirms the unfortunate claims of the immediate past governor of the state, Mal. Nasir el-Rufai, of a grand plan to shortchange and/or exclude a certain section of the people from the governance structure of the state.
“Even more worrisome is the fact that the local governments of origin of the nominees were shrouded in secrecy in a desperate bid to conceal the glaring inequity in the appointments.
“As a people’s party and one that not only believes in the principle of equity, justice and fairness as a prerequisite for unity, peace and development, but has also demonstrated the same in its 16 years of leadership in the state.”
It therefore condemned in totality, “Such divisive antics reminiscent of the evil el-Rufai era,” and called on the government to “withdraw the list and make amends and also to forthwith ensure balance in all appointments and projects across the state, in line with our federal character, as enshrined in the 1999 constitution (as amended).”
The PDP also called on the good people of the state to remain calm, hopeful, and steadfast in prayers as the party and its governorship candidate pursue their mandate at the tribunal.
The party also reassured the people of the state of its total commitment to restoring an all-inclusive government and governance once the mandate that was freely given to it in the March 18, 2023 governorship polls is restored by the courts.