The Peoples Democratic Party in Kano State has rejected in totality the purported dissolution of the state executive committee by the National Working Committee of the party.
Sarki Labaran, a chieftain of the party, declared the stand of party stakeholders while addressing hundreds of supporters who converged on the state headquarters of the party on Monday in Kano.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Labaran spoke on behalf of the executive committee members of the party who were also present at occasion.
He said it was unfortunate that the PDP National Working Committee took the decision despite the court order restraining it from taking the action.
He said: “The Peoples Democratic Party in Kano State has rejected the dissolution of the state executive committee as the action was a complete violation of the court order, which was issued on August 28.
He wondered why the National Working Committee of the party took the decision knowing fully well that the state party leaders were elected to serve a four-year tenure.
“The state party leadership, including its elders and all other stakeholders, have condemned the action in its entirety and will not accept the injustice,” Labaran said.
He accused former Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso, who defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress of trying to have full control of the party in the state for his selfish interest.
“The party has been doing very well before Kwankwaso and others joined the party. He want to cause problem to the party,” he said.
Also speaking at the occasion, former Speaker of the Kano State House of Assembly, Alhaji Gambo Sallau, challenged the national leadership of the party to come out and explain reasons behind the dissolution of the state executive committee of the party.
NAN reports that the occasion was attended by various party stakeholders, including state Deputy chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim KT; Publicity Secretary of the party, Alhaji Musa Danbirni; as well as gubernatorial aspirants, among others.
NAN recalls that a Kano State High Court presided over by Justice N. S. Umar, had on August 28 restrained the national and state leadership of the PDP from restructuring Kano State chapter of the party.
However, despite the court order, the National Working Committee of the PDP on Friday dissolved the Kano State Executive Committee of the party under Senator Mas’ud El-Jibril Doguwa.
The NWC of the party announced the dissolution of the Kano State Executive Committee in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday in Abuja.
No reason was also given for the action, which had generated a lot of controversy and plunged the party into crisis.