PDP expands Kano caretaker committee to entice Shekarau to remain in party

The National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has resolved to expand the Kano State Caretaker Committee to accommodate all interests in line with its adherence to the principles of all-inclusiveness.

A former governor of the state, Ibrahim Shekarau, had earlier on Tuesday announced his defection to the ruling APC over dissolution of the party’s EXCO and “lopsided composition” of the caretaker committee.

Party spokesman Kola Ologbondiyan said that Mr Shekarau has not dumped the party, saying the former governor neither wrote to the party at the local nor national level.

He said the party leadership was in contact with Mr Shekarau today, and he confirmed to them that he is still in party.

Mr Ologbondiyan said in a statement that the party is open to opinions and suggestions from stakeholders in ensuring reconciliation and accommodation for all interests within its fold in the state, so as to ensure good governance to the people of the state.

The NWC assures that no stone will be left unturned in the overall quest to bring good governance to Kano state, while putting in place machinery to hedge the infiltration of fifth columnists into the party’s fold in the state.

The party leadership further assures of its preparedness to engage with all stakeholders in Kano provided all matters in court against the party are withdrawn, as all members work together to build a united PDP that can confront and send out incompetent and insensitive people in governance in Kano state and Nigeria at large.

Furthermore, the NWC urges all stakeholders to always emulate our members in Benue state in the way and manner they united to resolve all issues concerning party structures of their state.