Niger PDP Stakeholders Endorse Beji for President
By Laleye Dipo
The former Deputy Governor of the State of Niger, Senator Zaynab Kure, as well as Dr. Shem Nuhu Zagbayi and Mr. Umar Nasko, candidate for the post of Governor of the PDP in the 2019 elections, supported Mr. Tanko Beji, for a second term as President of the State of Niger. People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
In various posts on their platforms yesterday, the trio also asked all of their supporters to vote for Beji at Saturday’s convention.
They unanimously agreed that Beji worked hard for the party and as such deserved a second term as president of the state.
Party first responders in the three senatorial areas met in Bida last weekend where they also made similar decisions.
However, the camp of one of the presidential candidates, Mr. Mukhtar Ahmed, in addition to not having attended the meeting of state representatives held at the party secretariat last week, was also absent during the meeting. meeting held in Bida.
Ahmed’s camp has declared any plans for the congress illegal because the committee that chaired him was barred by the court from holding the special stakeholder and caucus meeting last week, especially its chairman Mr. Theophilus Dakkas Shan , the zone secretary, Mr. Maurice Tsao and the zone treasurer, Mr. Emmanuel Ibrahim Ijah were selected.
The complaint was filed by the trio of Abdulazeez Malami Abdullahi, Abdulmalik Garba and Mohammed Idris Goro on behalf of the group.
“With the restraining order, any action taken by the Shan committee is void because you can’t put something on anything,” the group said.
The court papers, a copy of which is in THISDAY’s possession, were filed before Judge Binta Bawa. the vacation judge of the Tribunal de Grande Instance of the State of Niger on July 29, 2021.
Judge Bawa, in the interlocutory order, prohibited the accused / respondents from holding the state caucus on July 29 or any other type of meeting on behalf and in the capacity of the interim committee or whatever called or called on behalf of the State of the PDP Niger chapter. “
It also prevented the defendants / respondents from standing as an interim committee, as their terms expired on May 21, 2021, and this was not renewed or extended by the PDP working committee.
Shan told reporters that his committee was not “an interim committee” but a body “overseeing” PDP state affairs in Niger and had been empowered by the national working committee to lead the August 7 congress. .
The state’s PDP has been in crisis for over a year now following two botched previous congresses.
Following the crisis, the party is split into two factions, one led by a former member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Mukhtar Ahmed, and the other by the outgoing former president of the party in the state, Mr. Tanko Beji.
The national leadership had tried to negotiate peace between the two belligerent groups in vain. Even Senator Bukola Saraki headed the Peace and Reconciliation Committee was unable to reconcile the warring parties “fighting for the ‘beautiful bride’ (PDP) as Shan described.