From Umar Dankano, Yola
The ongoing membership registration by factional Adamawa state Reformed Peoples Democratic Party (r/PDP) i has commenced in the northern senatorial district of the state.
Flagging off the exercise in Mubi North, Mubi south and Maiha local government areas, a stakeholder of the party, Alhaji Umar Alfa Belel said the reason for the movement was to make sure the right thing is done for everyone in the party.
Alfa who was a former deputy speaker in the state Assembly charged their followers to be calm and patient as senior stakeholders lie DR. Umar Ardo are pushing hard at the national secretariat to ensure justice is done in the unconditional act committed by the Barrister Shehu Tahir-led faction of the party.
Alfa stated that the registration is open to all members including interested converts from other political platforms so that the big umbrella can accommodate all for the new dawn political voyage in the state.
“Our party’s constitution explained clearly in S.48(1) that if you hold a political post for some time ,you can’t come back to your former position as the case in Adamawa where local government party chairmen acted for six months as council chairmen then are still remaining as party chairmen.
“The same applies to some state executives of the party where some have been appointed in the state cabinet and still maintain their positions at the party level which illegal and unconstitutional which must be addressed,“ Alfa reintegrated
In their separate responses the rPDP faction chairmen of Mubi North,Mubi South and Maiha local councils; Hon. Muazu Abdullahi, Muhammmad Musa Gella and Mr. Hassan Wakili expressed satisfaction with the new concept of repositioning of the party structure in the state.
They equally called on old and new members to come out en mass for the registration exercise stressing that the turn out so far was encouraging despite short notice.