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Ex-Kaduna governor resigns PDP membership

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A former Governor of Kaduna State, Alhaji Muktar Ramalan Yero, Saturday, resigned his membership in the Peoples Democratic Party.

The former governor made this known in his resignation letter dated September 30, 2023, addressed to the chairman of the PDP in Kaura ward, Zaria Local Government Area of Kaduna state.

His resignation came 48 hours after the petition of the PDP’s candidate, Isah Mohammed Ashiru in the March 18 governorship election was dismissed by the tribunal

No reason was given for his resignation, the former governor read, “With gratitude to almighty Allah, I write to extend my sincere greetings and to formally inform you of my decision to leave the Peoples Democratic Party.

The letter partly reads, “In view of this, I hereby tender my resignation as a member of PDP with effect from 30th September 2023.

“Enclosed herewith, is my party membership card duly returned.”

Yero became deputy governor under the late Patrick Yakowa administration.

He, however, became the substantive governor following Yakowa’s death in a helicopter crash in Bayelsa.

He subsequently contested the 2015 elections in the state under the PDP and was defeated by former governor Nasir El-Rufai.