From Gyang Pam, Yola
A faction of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State has sworn in a twelve-member executive to oversee its activities.
The faction known as the reformed PDP were sworn in by a legal luminary Barrister Hussaini Kazir Wednesday.
Leader of the group Dr. Umar Ardo who addressed the press said they were compelled to do so to register their guidance’s against the unconstitutional way and maltreatment of members who kick against such acts.
According to the spokesman and leader of the group, despite a suit in the Yola High court, the lawfully elected Abdulrahman led Exco was dissolved by the Ahmed Makarfi National executive.
The group is equally kicking against the election of Barrister A.T. Shehu Executive thus violating all known democratic rules and guidelines.
Dr. Ardo said despite a petition by some critical stakeholders of the party to the national secretariat was ignored.
Those critical of the issues and who were said to have petitioned the national secretariat include former Governor Boni Haruna, Cmdr Dan Suleiman, Senator Paul Wampana, Dr. Umar Ardo, Lumsanbani Dilli, D.I.G Philemon Leha (Rtd) Alfa Umar Belel, Albert Chidama, Zira Maigadi, Eli Gamaliel among others.
The reformed PDP group accused the State government indulged in another clear unconstitutionality in legislating a caretaker transition committee for the LGA’s.
However, the Barrister Shehu led State Executive of the PDP in a terse statement dismissed the Ardo led committee criticism describing them as people who have no moral right to speak on the party’s’ affairs.
According to Barrister Shehu, Ardo was expelled by his ward of Jada for anti-party activities and support for the APC Presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari.
“Adamawa State PDP is not disturbed by the antics of Ardo who is a well-known political jobber and after supporting Buhari he again came out to castigate the President for failing to give him a ministerial appointment thus he is a man of Adamawa PDP cannot waste its energy and whose character is subject to security”, he added.