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Nigeria: Injustice, Dictatorship Influenced My Exit From PDP To NNPP – Aminu Jahun

Jun 7, 2023

By Mohammed Suleiman, DUTSE

Former North West ex- officio of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Aminu Nuhu Jahun, has attributed Injustice, dictatorship and rigidity of Jigawa gladiator of the PDP, Sule Lamido, as contributing factors which forced him out of the party to embrace the New Nigerian People’s Party (NNPP).

He said he decided to dump the party, which he served for 24 years because the party in Jigawa state was being hijacked by some individuals and turned it into a tool for personal vendetta.

Jahun also stated that his illegal suspension from the party, smearing campaign against his reputation, and deviating from the party philosophy, which made the party lose its relevance in his state, were among the factors that forced him to leave the party.

“I was invited by the PDP Jigawa State Central Working Committee and quarried for attending the swearing-in ceremony of my associate, who happens to be the Kano State Governor-elect, and also happened to be a member of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), arguing that enough reason to suspend me from the party.

“I have been in the PDP for almost 24 years now. Served as the State Publicity Secretary, Vice Chairman in charge of Jigawa central senatorial district and elected as the Northwest Ex-Officio of the party in Kaduna; now given such treatment, surely I can’t tolerate it,” Jahun said.

According to Jahun, there is no party’s constitutional provision that bars one from extending friendship to any individual based on different political philosophy, arguing that if he was suspended from the PDP just because he attended the swearing-in of the Kano state NNPP Governorship candidate, what about his former party’s Gubernatorial candidate, Mustapha Sule Lamido, who visited Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf on the same mission? He asked.

“I want to formally announce my defection from the PDP to the NNPP from today, Tuesday, as I received my membership card at my polling unit in Jahun,” he said.

After receiving the decamped, Jahun ward chairman of the NNPP, Ibrahim Malam, promised them equal treatment within the party.