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PDP wants 8-yr serving officials replaced

By Emeka Mamah

Kaduna – The Federal Government’s directive which caused 140 directors in the Federal Civil Service (FCS) to lose their jobs for serving eight years and above in their respective positions, has now spread to the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

The party may have directed that any of its officials who have served for eight years, either as members of ward or local government executives be replaced with fresh hands.

Already, the Kaduna State chapter of the party has complied with the directive by replacing the old hands with fresh ones, although amid rancour.

It was learnt that the recent storm witnessed in the party in the state resulted from struggles between the state Vice-Chairman of the party, Alhaji Hussaini Jallo and the
Majority Leader of the state House of Assembly, Mr Bashir Aliyu over whose loyalists should be replaced in some wards and local governments.

Jallo, who doubles as the Political Adviser to Governor Namadi Sambo, was said to have “short-chan-ged” Aliyu in the process of replacing the names of some members of the party who had served for eight years and above in some wards and local governments with his (Jallo’s) supporters to the chagrin of the legislator.

Jallo was said to be perfecting the act when information filtered to the Majority Leader that his supporters had lost out and crisis erupted, leading to a situation where anti-riot policemen were brought in to restore order during the inauguration of the newly constituted executives in Kaduna last week.


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