Faction Deepens as Kano PDP Take Conflicting Stands on LG Election
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano has been taking conflicting stands on the coming local government election in the state.
An earlier position was that the party will not partake in the January 16 election due to alleged irregularities, as the caretaker committee of the party in the state, led by Dr Danladi Abdulhameed, on Tuesday, announced the withdrawal of the party from the election, citing lack of trust in the process.
But the Aminu Wali faction of the party has distanced itself from the withdrawal of the party from the election.
The chairman of the PDP Interim Administrative Committee in Kano, Muhammina Lamido on Wednesday said the party will participate.
He said the committee would in due course inform the general public and the electoral commission of its candidates for the election. He appealed to the electoral body to reduce the cost of the application forms for candidates.
The disagreement within the party stems from leadership tussle which has pitched the Kwankwasiyya movement against other factions.
Nigerian Sketch was told that the withdrawing team was from the Kwankwasiyya group, and that the group does not represent the party in the state.
The Kwankwasiyya group has however insisted that the leadership of the party in the state was vested on one of their own by the national secretariat of the PDP.
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