From Ahmed Idris, Birnin Kebbi
The People Democratic Party (PDP) Kebbi State chapter has suspended five local government party chairmen and and nine others for anti party activities.
A statement issued by the State PDP Chairman, Mallam Haruna Saidu yesterday and made available to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi, said that the party leadership has accused the suspended members of exposing the party secret and its leadership to public ridicule and disrepute.
He explained that the 14 PDP stalwarts had shown total disregard to the party constitution and its hierarchy.
Saidu also accused them of spreading lies and engaging in sustained campaign of calumny against leaders of the party to promote widespread disaffection among the party members in the state.
He listed those affected are Nuhu Goma, PDP chairman Zuru LGA; Aminu Sawwa, Chairman Argungu LGA; Abubakar Kudu, chairman Maiyam LGA; Bello Bunza, chairman Bunza LGA and Bello Gulmare, the party chairman of Gwandu LGA.
”Others are Zonal ex-officio, Alhaji Ibrahim Manzo; Zonal Vice Chairman Kebbi Central, Alhaji Abubakar Basse; Muhammadu Ruwa, Zonal Vice Chairman Kebbi North, Isiyaku Dauda, and Udulu Manpower the acting State Legal Adviser.
”Also suspended are Yalli Jega, Zonal Women Leader Kebbi Central, Isah Gwandu, Assistant Treasurer and Joshua Bamaiyi,” he said.
According to the state party chairman, the 14 party chieftains have been suspended for three months pending further investigation and subject to the approval of the party National Working Committee.