From Umar Danladi Ado, Sokoto
Ahead of the 2023 general elections, a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial aspirant in Sokoto State, Barri. Mukatari Shagari has dumped the party.
“I wish to bring to your notice that I, Mukhtari Shehu Shagari, has from today, Wednesday, ceased to be a member of the Peoples Democratic Party,” Shagari added.
“This hard decision is as a result of the series of betrayals that I have suffered in the hands of a party that deceitfully claims to be a bastion of democracy but has instead become a party of the highest bidder without considering my labor, commitment, sacrifice, investments and service to the Party since 1998.
“Apart from my numerous sacrifices and service to the party, the so-called Peoples Democratic Party has no reward system regardless of one’s loyalty and faithfulness.
“It is my conviction that the ideals of the founding fathers of the Peoples Democratic Party have been completely eroded and is not worthy to be called a democratic party.
“It is most disheartening that the governor of my state in particular has proven to be a man who does not keep to his words, a man who has no regards to integrity, honor and excellence,” Shagari averted.
He also said that the party in the state is dead and buried during his tenure as the governor of Sokoto State because of his draconian, slippery, cunning, crafty and insincere style of leadership.
Shagari noted that the PDP has unfortunately become a “cash and carry” party for the highest bidder so as to serve the interest of a minority few who have hijacked its body and soul.
While enjoining his teeming supporters to remain calm, he assured that he would in a few days time make his next steps known.