The long speculated crack in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jigawa State chapter yesterday manifested as three gubernatorial aspirants accused the party leaders in the state of impunity and nepotism.
The three aspirants also threatened to dump the party if the leaders insist on their undemocratic acts and attempt to deny them the opportunity to test their popularity in the party.
The aggrieved gubernatorial aspirants, Hon Abba Anas Adamu, Alhaji Dalladi Auyo and Arch Aminu Kane, stated this during a joint press conference yesterday in Dutse.
They condemned the conduct of the ward congress across the state for allegedly being stage- managed and manipulated to favour one gubernatorial candidate.
They alleged that the sale of the delegates’ forms and the entire process of organising the congress had violated the stipulated guidelines in the party’s constitution.
“A situation where an aspirant purchased all the forms in one fell swoop to obtain an undue advantage over other aspirants is undemocratic; it is nothing but nepotism.
“We have been loyal to the party but we feel this denial will not augur well for the unity of the party to face the opposition in the forthcoming 2015 general election”, they said.
The aspirants then called on the national headquarters of the party to reject the results of the ward congress from the state, commence the sale of the forms and organise a fresh congress.
LEADERSHIP observed that the aggrieved aspirants are political associates of the former state governor, Alhaji Saminu Turaki, whose faction is enjoying the support of the Presidency, while the party leadership in the state is controlled by Governor Lamido’s supporters