Challenging the Status Quo: Yusuf Gagdi’s Critique of Party Supremacy and Injustice

Challenging the Status Quo: Yusuf Gagdi’s Critique of Party Supremacy and Injustice

…By Muyiwa Aderinto for TDPel Media.

 Gagdi’s Response to Meeting with Vice-President-Elect and Consensus Candidate

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The race for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives in Nigeria has been a topic of discussion, with efforts being made to reach a consensus candidate.

Yusuf Gagdi, one of the aspirants for the position, recently shared his perspective on meeting with the vice-president-elect, Kashim Shettima, and the consensus candidate, Tajudeen Abbas.

Gagdi revealed that he had not been contacted by either Abbas or the vice-president-elect.

He expressed doubt about Abbas having his phone number or making any attempt to reach out to him.

During a media chat in Abuja, Gagdi emphasized that he was not using this opportunity to request outreach from Abbas but wanted to clarify that he had not been engaged in any discussions regarding the speakership candidacy.

Regarding his interaction with the vice-president-elect, Gagdi acknowledged their meeting but stated that the issue of stepping down was not raised.

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He described the vice-president-elect as a political leader and expressed that he had shared his intention to contest for the Speaker position during their conversation.

However, discussions about supporting Abbas or any engagement related to the speakership race had not taken place between Gagdi and the vice-president-elect.

Gagdi also expressed frustration with the zoning arrangement within the All Progressive Congress (APC), stating that he would not blindly adhere to party supremacy if it perpetuated injustice.

He emphasized his responsibility to represent the interests of Nigerians and ensure justice, highlighting the importance of addressing the perceived injustice in the party’s decision-making process.

https://assets.sunnewsonline.com/2022/06/gagdi.jpeggagdi on TDPel MediaGagdi cited the concerns raised by the North Central Governors and elected officials, who have expressed loyalty to the party but also voiced their dissatisfaction with the lack of justice in the party’s actions.

Overall, Gagdi’s remarks shed light on the dynamics surrounding the speakership race and the need for open dialogue and fair representation within political parties to address concerns of injustice and uphold the principles of democracy.

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