APC youth group de­camps to PDP

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Balarabe Alk­sasim

The All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) Youth Fron­tier (YOUTH FRON­TIERS) yes­ter­day said that it has changed its plat­form to the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP).

It said it has changed its name to the Peo­ples Demo­cratic Party (PDP) Youth Fron­tier for al­leged lack of jus­tice and in­ter­nal democ­racy in APC.

Na­tional co­or­di­na­tor of the group, Us­man Okai Austin, who ad­dressed news­men in Abuja along with its zonal co­or­di­na­tors and mem­bers, con­demned the na­tional lead­er­ship of APC for its in­abil­ity to in­te­grate the legacy par­ties to­gether as one fam­ily be­fore the on­go­ing con­gresses of the party.

Austin said the youths were not happy with the dis­crim­i­na­tory way in which the party lead­ers han­dled lead­er­ship tus­sle in Kwara, Kano, Sokoto, Adamawa, La­gos and some South-West States.

He won­dered why it was right for the for­mer gover­nor of Kwara State, Se­na­tor Bukola Saraki, to be made party leader in his state, while it was wrong for the re­tired Gen­eral Mo­hammed Buba Marwa to oc­cupy sim­i­lar sta­tus in Adamawa State.

“When the APC au­to­crat­i­cally forced de­camp­ing PDP gov­er­nors to come from nowhere and hi­jack the party built by oth­ers, was this jus­tice or the prac­tice of in­ter­nal democ­racy?

“In Adamawa State for in­stance where Gen. Buba Marwa (rtd), a for­mer CPC gov­er­nor­ship can­di­date was un­justly pushed away from APC, af­ter he worked hard to make the party for­mi­da­ble, the Youth Fron­tiers ex­pected that since the merger be­came a re­al­ity, the Gen­eral would have got­ten com­men­da­tion from the in­cum­bent Gover­nor Mur­tala Nyako.

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