By Faith Awa Maji, Katsina
KATSINA State governorship candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Dr. Dikko Umar Radda has in 3 days responded to the main opposition, PDP’s plea on the immediate past Secretary to Government of the Katsina State to dump APC for PDP.
Dr. Dikko, on Tuesday declared that the former SSG and governorship aspirant, Dr. Mustapha Inuwa would never decamp from the party to the PDP or any other.
Radda made the disclosure while speaking to some selected journalists in Katsina in response to the visit of PDP leadership in the State to the aspirant.
He said that Inuwa had contributed a lot to the development of APC in the State and country hence, he will not leave the party especially now that he is about reaping the fruits of his labor.
According to Dikko, ’’the PDP was desperate on the forthcoming election, but Inuwa is a loyal APC chieftain who would never defect to any party, especially now that the general election is nearer.
“Inuwa has given us his words to work for the party (APC), as a gentleman, he would not go back on his words.
“The PDP as a party is desperate, they have done more than this before and they are still doing it, the fundamental issue is that we at the APC have been wooing the general populace of Katsina to vote for us.
‘’We have been telling them what the party has done and what the party is doing and the people of the State believe in us after seeing our various achievements.
“Mustapha, as a loyal party man, will work by his assurances that he will always work for the party.
“As an elder statesman of our party and as my elder brother, it is payback time for him.
“I have a good respect and highest regard for him. He will never leave a party he has built for over seven and half years.
“Those wooing him now, he knows them very well. They have said several things about him and all these past speeches are in the public already. The PDP will never change. They still remain the same sets of people” Dikko Radda said.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Katsina State led by its governorship candidate, Senator Yakubu Lado, last Saturday visited the immediate past Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Dr. Mustapha Inuwa, urging him to return to the PDP.
Inuwa had contested the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries but lost.