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Kaduna PDP reacts, denies plot to adopt consensus candidate

…Says, “Those allegations are handiwork of APC loyalists.”

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

The People’s Democracy Party, PDP, Kaduna state has swiftly reacted to the allegation of plot by the party’s main caucus to adopt a consensus candidate ahead of the party’s State Congress, saying the “allegation is false and without iota of truth.”

Earlier, a PDP group under, the guise of ‘Forum of Chairmanship Aspirants,’ had during a press conference Wednesday morning alleged that, a caucus of the party had completed plans to adopt one out of four aspirants as a consensus candidate in a meeting scheduled for Thursday, 20th August, 2020, without inviting them.

But in a reactionary statement obtained from the caucus via the youth leader, Danjuma Sariki, gave the indication that, there was no such plan by any caucus under the outgoing chairman, Hon. Hassan Hyet, saying those making the allegation are sponsored by members loyal to APC in Kaduna state.

He said within a spate of few months, the group instituted about 16 legal actions against the party to frustrate planned State Congress and, yet, to withdraw them despite consistent advise to do so. 

He said the group took a decision at their meeting held in Dr Matoh’s former Kaduna Assembly Deputy Speaker’s residence on Thursday morning to reject the composition of the caretaker Committee and ate preparing to petition it.

According to him, some of their decisions include, among other things, “Total rejection of the composition of the caretaker committee; hence a petition will be written to this effect; outright rejection of the portfolios assigned to the Caretaker Committee Chairman, CTC, especially the position of the Organising Secretary, Asst Secretary and PR0, or petition will be written to this effect, too.

“Among other plans arrived at,” he said, “is to address a press conference to debunk the adoption of the zoning arrangement in Zone 3 and the endorsement of Hon Hyet, reject the 7-man committee from the 23 LGs, who may eventually be made LG caretaker committee members, respectively.”

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