Former Kaduna State governor, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has cautioned the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, against favouring returnee members of the party.
The PDP ex-caretaker committee chairman stated this on Friday in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital while speaking to the party stakeholders about his ambition to be the party flagbearer for the 2019 presidential election.
In a veiled reference to Senate President Bukola Saraki, Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal, ex-Kano Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso and ex-Vice President Abubakar Atiku who are believed to be nursing the same ambition, Makarfi said, “Some people when you pinch them like this (touching his arm), they will run to another party. When the going was tough, I stayed on… but you accept them into your house and give them your guest room. Next, they take the Master Bedroom; next, they drive you out of your house. We must not allow this, nor give undue advantage to them, so that we do not alienate our people.
“Modu Sheriff was brought from another party; they said he had three jets; he had billions, but what did he do? He was taking the party down, but I, the ‘bush boy,’ with the support of others, I was able to make members close ranks, and today, we can all see”.