Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.

 

PDP chieftain dismisses merger claim

23 February 2013, 08:18

Gusau - A PDP chieftain in Zamfara, Alhaji Faruk Ahmad, has dismissed the claim by a former Governor of Zamfara, Sen. Ahmad Sani, that some PDP governors would join All Progressive Congress (APC).

Sani was reported in the media as saying that between seven and nine PDP governors had approached him indicating their intention to join APC.

In a reaction to the statement, Ahmad, who is the zonal ex-officio,  North-West of PDP, told newsmen in Gusau on Friday that the statement was nothing but "political propaganda".

"The statement is nothing but political propaganda and cheap blackmail by our former governor, which is aimed at scoring cheap political point and exaggerating the acceptability of APC among Nigerians.

"I challenge him to mention names of the governors or produce any substantial evidence that they ever approached him with the intention of joining the opposition.

"The fact is that Sani is himself working for the PDP in the APC, like he had been doing over the years," Ahmad said.

The PDP stalwart further said that the claim by Sani that he single-handedly made his deputy, Mahmuda Shinkafi, to succeed him was just ego massaging.

"Mahmuda was the favoured aspirant among the ANPP stakeholders when he was nominated as candidate in 2007 and he won elections as governor in 2007 even against the wish of the senator.

"In fact, when he lost his bid for a second term in 2011, Mahmuda, as a strong Muslim, believed it was what God destined for him," Ahmad said.

He said that Shinkafi would re-contest the governorship election in 2015.

- NAN

Tags apc pdp merger
NEXT ON NEWS24 NIGERIAX

Bauchi APC congresses suspended

24 April 2014, 17:22

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
co
Illicit Financial Flows: Africa’s...

Today, the term “illicit financial flows” has not only become a catchy phrase often used in global summits, but also significant in the international political economy thesaurus.  Read more...

Submitted by
Osuji Eric
Marginalization in Nigeria

Marginalization in the country of Igbo ethnic groups is becoming so unfair.  Read more...

Submitted by
Osuji Eric
Owerri town littered with refuse

The town of Owerri has been littered with refuse over the past three days and the administration has done nothing to change the state. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
Gone but not fallen: Tribute to C...

To the list of our recent heroes, departed but not fallen adds one more martyr; one more mighty warrior, Colonel Kabiru Salisu. Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
US: African Star Amida Brimah’s U...

The UConn Huskies defeated the Kentucky Wildcats 60-54 to win the NCAA Final four title with the team that includes African, Amida Brimah.  Read more...

Submitted by
Peregrino Brimah
There is no more Boko Haram, it's...

Top level military men in the Nigerian army have claimed that the Boko Haram attacks have been orchestrated by the military.  Read more...