A Zamfara State Peoples Democratic Party governorship aspirant, Alhaji Sagir Hamidu, accompanied by some of his supporters, on Thursday, visited the campaign office of former Minister of the FCT, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, in Kaduna.
El-Rufai is the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna State.
Hamidu, in what appeared to be an expression of lack of confidence in the leadership of his party, told journalists that the PDP was full of injustice and impunity.
He added that he was short-changed in the party’s primaries, which threw up a former Governor of the state (Zamfara), Alhaji Mahmud Shinkafi, as the PDP governorship candidate.
Although, Hamidu urged his teeming supporters in Zamfara to await his next move, he noted that his solidarity visit to El-Rufai, who he simply described “as my boss”, should not be viewed as an anti-party activity.
He explained that though he remained a card carrying member of the ruling party, he had no reason to abandon El-Rufai because “he is an age-long friend and brother, which political differences cannot separate”.
He said, “From what I have seen so far, there is injustice in Zamfara PDP. I felt short-changed at the govenorship primary. But I have taken it in good faith and at the appropriate time, the truth will prevail because politics is dynamic. There is a great injustice in Zamfara PDP.
“I participated in Zamfara PDP governorship primary, but things did not go my way as expected. I cannot tell you whether I will defect to APC or not, but the people will hear from me.
“This is democracy; I don’t think anybody will misunderstand my visit as an anti- party activity. Democracy is about interaction, we interact for understanding in order to deepen democracy, and bridge political differences.
“As you might have known, Mallam El-Rufai has been my boss and once a boss, you are always a boss. I was supposed to visit him during the New Year but I was not able to see him. I have actually come to wish him well in his governorship ambition. I have come to pay him the usual respect”.