Yar’adua family dumps PDP for CPC

Date: 28-01-2011 5:14 pm (13 years ago) | Author: Teeco Designer
- at 28-01-2011 05:14 PM (13 years ago)
(m)
Members of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’adua’s family yesterday denounced their membership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and moved over to the opposition Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Katsina State.

 
The clan’s emerging political torchbearer Abdul’aziz Musa Yar’adua, a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel, and his elder sister Hajiya Mairo Musa Yar’adua led the family members to pick membership forms at Yar’adua A ward office of the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC). They said they moved into the new party to exercise their democratic and constitutional right to belong to a political party of their choice.

 

Abdul’aziz, who said he did not to belong to any political party until yesterday, told newsmen at their family house that he and some members of the family made consultations with friends and other well wishers before deciding to join the opposition CPC after being satisfied with its manifesto and the sincerity of its leader, General Muhammadu Buhari.

He denied that the family had any disagreement with Governor Ibrahim Shema, whom he said is still their brother. The move, he said, is not new to the Yar’adua family because back in the Second Republic, Malam Umaru Yar’adua became a member of PRP when their father was a chieftain of the NPN.

However, Hajiya Mairo Yar’adua, who until now was one of Governor Shema’s lead campaigners, said she decided to lead the family members to dump PDP in order to identify with her brother whose vision and principles, she said, do not correspond with those of the PDP.

She said she earlier scuttled her brother’s gubernatorial ambitions in the CPC because she felt it was unfair for two brothers to engage into a political fight, but said she decided to shift her position on realizing Buhari’s resolve to effect positive change in Nigeria.

Our reporter reported that numerous family members and well wishers from across the state joined Abdul’aziz to decamp to the CPC, which the party’s state chairman Dr Yusha’u Armaya’u described as a welcome development.

Abdul’aziz however said he will not pursue any political ambition at the moment but would rather become an active participant who will join in building a virile party that will serve the interest of this nation. He urged people not to be seduced by any antics of the ruling PDP ahead of the coming polls.


Posted: at 28-01-2011 05:14 PM (13 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- JzeeWiz at 28-01-2011 05:23 PM (13 years ago)
(m)
Well well well.Thats their choice,at least they have realze it now,their change is for the better.But why the change nah
Posted: at 28-01-2011 05:23 PM (13 years ago) | Upcoming
Reply
- teeco at 28-01-2011 05:34 PM (13 years ago)
(m)
dunno

Posted: at 28-01-2011 05:34 PM (13 years ago) | Addicted Hero
Reply
- divineproject at 28-01-2011 05:44 PM (13 years ago)
(f)
Your choice, your right.......but I smell revenge sha!.........

Posted: at 28-01-2011 05:44 PM (13 years ago) | Hero
Reply

fire TRENDING GISTS fire

TODAY'S TOP
  1. Mohbad Was Using My Glory to Excel in His Music Career – Mohbad’s Father Claims

  2. Man, Osazee Kenneth Convicted & Jailed For Spraying Naira Notes at a Funeral in Edo

  3. Nigeria Army Dismisses Four Soldiers Over Killing of NSCDC Officer in Niger State

  4. Shocking Moment a Trader Was Caught Spraying Sniper on The Stockfish in Lagos Market (Video)

  5. You Have No Future Here - Lagos Labour Party Spokesperson, Ife Salako Tackles Wole Soyinka -VID

  6. Thousands of GMO Mosquitos Released in Djibouti To Eliminate Mosquitoes Causing Malaria

  7. Former Abia State First Lady, Odochi Orji Dumps PDP

  8. How Will This National Anthem Bill Help to Solve Hunger, Insecurity?- Rep Member, Ahmad Satomi

  9. Minister, Uju Kennedy Makes U-Turn, Donates to Mass Wedding For 100 Orphaned Girls in Niger

  10. Man, Onybuchi Anele Di£s After Police Allegedly Shot Him in The Face With T£argas in Abuja

  11. Footballer,Kayode Olanrewaju's 3 Children Allegedly Belongs To Pastor Adegboyega As DNA Reveals

  12. Julius Abure Suspended As Labour Party's National Chairman

  13. Kano Residents Gripped By Tension As Gov Yusuf Orders Arrest Of Deposed Emir, Ado Bayero

  14. Women Remain More Unfaithful Than Men In Relationship – Singer, Seun Kuti Declares

  15. Father Taken To Custody For Defiling Daughter In Ondo

  16. Power Minister, Adelabu Reels Out Why National Grid Hasn’t Collapsed In Last 2 Months

  17. ONE YEAR! President Tinubu Pledges Commitment To Nigerians, Declares End To Nation's "Bleeding"

  18. VP Shettima Highlights $25 Billion Spent Annually On Fuel Imports, Promises End To Dependency


THIS WEEK
  1. VIDEO: Veteran Nollywood Actor, Zack Orji Reveals His Real Identity, Says He Is From Gabon

  2. CBN Governor, Cardoso Clears The Air on Revoking Licenses of Moniepoint, Opay, Others

  3. Watch Video Of Paul Okoye As He Traditionally Weds Girlfriend, Ivy Ifeoma Amid Pregnancy Rumors

  4. Rest Well! Nigerian Singer, Flavour Loses Father To The Cold Hand Of Death

  5. I Cannot Solve FCT Problems In 200 years – Wike

  6. PHOTOS; Young Woman Found 'Lifeless' Behind A Hostel In Ebonyi

  7. "As Long As I’m Alive, I Will Keep Contesting For Presidency" – Atiku Vows

  8. Married Corper Expelled After She Was Caught Bonking a Male Colleague 24hrs After Arriving Camp

  9. Abuja Shopping Complex Shut After Assault On Soldiers

  10. Nigerian President Tinubu Arrives In Chad


TOP MEMBERS: