Thousands of aggrieved members of the People’s Democratic Party have pitched tent with the reformed PDP (r-PDP) as splinter group takes registration drive to Adamawa north.
Flagging off the exercise in Mubi North, Mubi south and Maiha local government areas, a stakeholder of the party, Alhaji Umar Alfa Belel said the reason for the movement was to make sure the right thing is done for every one in the party.
Alfa noted that already thousands of aggrieved party members have already registered with their faction as they intensify effort to uproot the reign of impunity.
He urged law abiding members of the party to remain calm and focus as senior stakeholders like DR. Umar Ardo ensure that every bonafide member is accorded just and fair treatment and all actions unjustly taken are regularized.
Alfa stated that the registration is open to all members including interested converts from other political platforms noting that the party’s umbrella is big enough to accommodate all and sundry.
“Various complaints of maltreatment and impunity against us by the party in the state have been compiled and lodged at the necessary quarters for action soon..
“Our party’s constitution explained clearly in section 48 (1) that if you hold a political post for sometime, you can’t come back to your former position as the case is in Adamawa where local government party chairmen acted for six months as council chairmen then came back as party chairmen again.
” The same applies to some state executives of the party where some have been appointed in the state cabinet and still maintain their positions at the party level which is illegal and unconstitutional and must be addressed,” Alfa said.
In their separate responses the r-PDP faction chairmen of Mubi North, Mubi South and Maiha local governments, Hon. Muazu Abdullahi, Muhammmad Musa Gella and Mr. Hassan Wakili expressed satisfaction with the new drive towards repositioning of the party in the state.
They equally called on old and new members to come out en mass for the registration exercise stressing that the turn out so far was encouraging despite short notice.