The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Katsina state has announced the dismissal of all members of the party who have accepted any form of appointment under the current Katsina state government.
Farouq Aliyu, the Interim Chairman of the party in the state, told newsmen in Katsina on Tuesday that the action of the members was an ‘unpardonable offence’.
“Members who had taken appointments with the Katsina state government, committed an unpardonable offence and should consider themselves out of the party, because CPC does not believe in the government of national unity at the federal, state or local level.”
He accused such members of selfishness, saying their acceptance of the appointments was to better their lots and not in the interest of the party.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that four CPC members: Hussaini Yammama, Jamilu Muhammad, Aminu Abdulmumini, and Tijjani Zango are currently serving as commissioners in the government.
NAN gathered that their appointment was based on an agreement reached between some of the party elders and Governor Ibrahim Shema before the 2011 governorship election to ensure the return of the governor.
On attempt to retun to the party by those who decamped to PDP after the 2011 governorship election, Mr. Farouq said: “the party had closed its door against such people”.
“Since they moved to PDP for whatever reason, we realised that they now want to come back, but we will not accommodate them; we have closed our doors.
“Opposition strengthens democracy because if you don’t oppose, there will not be good governance; so, you are either with us in the CPC or with PDP; you cannot sit on the fence.”
Mr. Farouq appealed to CPC members to unite and support the party leadership at all levels to enable the party play its role creditably in the polity.