Kaduna State Governor, Mukhtar Yero on Wednesday inaugurated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Stakeholders Forum across the 23 local government areas of the state, with an appeal to all defected persons from the PDP to the APC to return to the ruling party.
While inaugurating the stakeholders forum, Governor Yero also maintained that PDP still remained the most popular and accepted party in the state, but lamented that it was lack of patience and understanding that made the aggrieved members to leave the party.
The governor said he still recognised the defected leaders as PDP members since they had not formally announced their defection or return their membership card to the party.
Members of the stakeholder forum were drawn from the ward to the state level and are expected to play a critical role as far as the unity and success of the party in future elections is concerned.
The governor urged them to take the bull by the horn and penetrate all the nooks and crannies of the state and mobilise support for the PDP ahead of next year elections.
The PDP Chairman in Kaduna State, Abubakar Haruna, described the PDP as the strongest party in the state despite suffering some setbacks. He also said it was time for all party leaders to bury their differences and forge ahead.
They described the PDP as the strongest party in the state despite suffering some setbacks.
This is the first time that such an important organ will be set up in the party since its inception. It is expected that members of this forum would be able to work assiduously towards restoring the party to the part of unity, and reposition it to retain its stronghold in the state during the next general election.