An umbrella body of youths in the North, Northern Youths Movement, NYM, has declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would remain in crisis as long as Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and Ogun State Senator, Buruji Kashamu remained in the party.
The NYM in a statement signed by its Chairman, Mallam Ishaya Jato, alleged that both Sheriff and Kashamu were agents of the Governor of Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai and Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, and that they were working to achieve El-Rufai and Amaechi’s presidential and vice presidential ambition in 2019.
The youths said Buruji Kashamu was dancing to the tune of El-Rufai and Amaechi because the duo had promised to save him from being extradited to the United States of America to face trial for alleged drug trafficking.
The NYM noted that the court had assisted the PDP by nullifying the party’s constitutional amendment that brought Sheriff as National Chairman and restrained him from parading himself as the chairman.
It called on leaders of the party to expel the former Borno State governor and Senator Buruji Kashamu from the PDP if they desired peace in the party.
The youths, who lamented that Nigerians, especially youths in the northern part of the country were looking up to the PDP to save the country from the mis-governance of the All Progressives Congress, APC, said PDP must put its house in order in the interest of Nigerians.
The group added that Buruji Kashamu was afraid of being extradited to the USA to face trial for alleged drug trafficking, while Sheriff was afraid of being tried for alleged involvement in Boko Haram activities and that for those reasons, they were ready to do anything to kill the PDP for El-Rufai and Amaechi.