The membership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reduced following the decision of a former Governor of Kaduna State, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero to dump the party.
Naija News understands that in dumping the PDP, Yero also returned his membership card.
The former Governor made his decision known in a statement addressed to the chairman of his Kaura ward in which he noted that his resignation takes effect from September 30, 2023.
The former Governor in his letter did not give a specific reason for dumping the PDP but attached his membership card to the resignation letter.
“With grateful to Almighty Allah, I write to extend my sincere greetings and to formally inform you of my decision to leave the Peoples Democratic party.
“In view of this, I hereby tender my resignation as a member of PDP with effect from 30th September.
“Enclosed herewith is my membership card duly returned,” his letter read.
PDP Reveals Next Plan On Kaduna Tribunal Judgment
The Kaduna State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the judgment of the governorship election petition tribunal.
Naija News had earlier reported that the tribunal affirmed the election of the state Governor, Uba Sani of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The three-man panel via Zoom, affirmed Sani’s victory on “technical grounds”.
In a two-against-one dissenting verdict, the panel ruled against PDP and its candidate, Isah Ashiru, for premature filing of the application for pre-hearing.
The tribunal led by Victor Oviawie said the petition was considered abandoned as argued by Uba’s lawyers.
The tribunal on the merit of the case ruled that if the petition had not been dismissed on technical grounds, it would have ordered a supplementary election in 22 polling units within 90 days.
The spokesperson of PDP in Kaduna, Alberah Catoh in a statement on Friday, said the party will seek redress at the court of appeal.