Governor Mukhtar Yero of Kaduna State has said that members of the PDP who defected to the APC would regret their actions.
Yero, who said this in Kaduna while swearing-in his Special Adviser, Political Matters and two Permanent Secretaries, stressed that the defectors had made a “foolish mistake”.
According to him, the challenges in the PDP are not insurmountable but requires continued engagement of all stakeholders for it to be settled amicably.
“It is a foolish mistake to abandon what one has built in search of something uncertain elsewhere.
“Let me advise you, especially those holding political offices, to remain in one place and regard your position today as ordained by God.
“Tomorrow we will all be forgotten when new people take over the affairs of leadership; that is part of life. So do not allow yourselves to be lured or deceived into abandoning your party to join the opposition,” the governor said.
Yero’s admonision followed the defection to the APC of prominent PDP members in the state, including two of its past state chairmen.
To the new permanent secretaries, the governor charged them to work effectively in line with the administration’s resolve “to ensure equity, fairness and social justice in the state”.
In a related development, the governor has sworn-in Justice Tanimu Zailani as the substantive Chief Judge of the state.
Zailani succeeded Justice Rahila Cudjoe who retired after 16 years of service.
He pledged to ensure an improved judicial system and sought for the support of the government and the people to meet the challenges ahead.