Crisis Rocks Jigawa PDP Over LGA Appointments

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Former Governor of Jigawa State and 2019 President aspirant, Alhaji Sule Lamido (left) visited another Presidential aspirant and former Governor of Kaduna State, Senator Ahmed Makarfi at his residence in Kaduna on Thursday July 12, 2018.

By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse


Crisis of confidence between former Governor Sule Lamido and his forner Chief of Staff, Mal. Aminu Ringim over who controls  the party in Jigawa State has plunged the party into serious dilemma, which calls for the attention of the national secretariat of the party to wade in for intervention.


It started with the recent appointment of exco officials of the party in the 27 local government councils of Jigawa State by the state caretaker committee headed by Rt. Hon. Umar  Mungadi, an action which was rejected, and challenged by Aminu Ringim faction of the PDP..


Addressing a press conference in Dutse, Mal. Aminu Ringim said they condemn the action of the state caretaker committee of the party with regard to this appointment on ground that they were not communicated officially, nor included in the process.


“Initially we thought the state caretaker committee sent to Jigawa State by the national secretariat of our party will do justice to all warring factions in carrying everyone along, but to our greatest dismay, the committee has taken side in favouring Governor Lamido led PDP, a situation which we must fight to ensure equity, and social justice.”


He contended that out of the 135 people appointed by the state caretaker committee of the Jigawa PDP in the 27 councils in the state, none of their members was consulted, nor had single representation.


Ringim further stated that, “based on this shylock, and mischievous tendency of our state caretaker committee, we have lost confidence in the committee, as well as call on our party’s national secretariat to without further delay dissolve the said Jigawa State caretaker committte, and replace it with an appropriate body that will guarantee equity, and social justice, amongst the warring parties.


It would be recalled that since its defeat at the 2019 gubernatorial elections, crisis of confidence amongst the two gladiators of the party the  former Governor Sule Lamido and his former Chief of Staff, Mal. Aminu Ringim over who controls the party started brewing through the use of social media with the help of the supporters of the two groups through exchanging of confrontational remarks, character assasination, among other trending word’s.


This among other disputes metamorphosed into the formation of the state caretaker committee by the Central Working Committee of the PDP headed by Rt. Hon. Umar Mungadi to among others, reconcile both warring factions,  mend all impending inter-house anomalies, as well as set machinery in motion towards holding elections of the state EXCO of the party at an appropriate time.

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