Kaduna PDP Not Worried Over Members’ Defection To APC – Chairman

The Kaduna State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it is not losing sleep over the defection of some of its prominent members to the opposition, All Progressives Congress (APC).

Mr Yaro Makama, a former PDP chairman in Kaduna State, had on Tuesday led over 74 stakeholders of the party, including a former governorship aspirant, Suleiman Hunkuyi to the APC, citing bad leadership, infrastructural decay and lack of unity in the party as their reasons for decamping to another political party.

Speaking to Channels Television on the defection, the state PDP chairman, Abubakar Haruna said that the exit of the  former chairman of the party, some former  state assembly members and commissioners  is  of no consequence and will not in any way affect the party’s fortunes in future elections.

He added that the PDP still has the highest number of both state and federal lawmakers, as well as having over 95 percent control of the local government councils in Kaduna.

He described the reasons given by the former PDP members for their defection to the APC, such as alleged injustice and high-handedness by the leadership, as totally untrue, stating that the likes of Yaro Makama and his group were angry because the current leadership of the party in the state refused to satisfy their selfish interests by not allowing them to hijack the party structures.

Yaro Makama, who was the state PDP Chairman for eight years, had said that “We cannot wait in a party that cannot provide infrastructure to people of the state. This is why we want those in the PDP to know that I hardly join a party that I know will not deliver. So by 2015 APC will win elections in Kaduna.”