By Ismail Auwal
…As the ruling party witnesses low turnout in the ongoing membership registration
The Kano state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the recent threats by the Acting Chairman of the ruling APC in Kano, on the state civil servants by saying all prospective applicants for any recruitment must be registered members of APC.
In a statement, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Kano State Chairman, Alh. Shehu Wada Sagagi, said this reaction became necessary to expose the ignorance of APC leadership on the civil service rules which categorically state that all civil servants shall remain nonpartisan throughout their career.
“Despite the state’s inability to pay minimum wage, the rampant and reckless deductions from salaries of Kano state civil servants which further increased their hardship, the recent threat coming from the APC leadership has shown the crass tendencies to politicise the civil service, a position that the opposition PDP decided to tackle vehemently.”
With this press statement, “the PDP wishes to caution the ruling party and its agents to stop intimidating civil servants and allow them to discharge their responsibilities in accordance with set rules as the engine room of the government.”
“We are aware that the APC suffers a major set back as people of Kano are dissuaded not to participate in the ongoing membership registration and validation exercise because the party has failed to fulfill its promises both at federal and state levels.”
The low turnout of the ruling party’s registration exercise has proven our assertion that Nigerians and indeed people of Kano are tired with the leadership of the APC for its inability to create economic prosperity as revealed by the recent national performance grant report where Kano scored one of the lowest performance rate.