By Ahmed Abubakar
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has yesterday suspends it’s immediate past National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur for instituting a court action against the person of the present PDP chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.
The reasons the party gave for the suspension of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur stemmed from its meeting yesterday with the National Working Committee (NWC) at the party secretariat.
According to a press statement to that effect and signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh said, “the reason for Tukur’s suspension is for instituting a claim and counter claim in suit FHC/ABJ / 821/2014; Gurin vs PDP & 3 others.”
He was also accused for without first exploring and exhausting the party’s internal mechanism of redress and for attempting to stop the forthcoming National Convention to nominate the party’s presidential candidate as well as regularize the position of the National Chairman and other members of the National Working Committee is unacceptable.
It stated however that, “The NWC hereby suspends Dr. Bamanga Tukur and Aliyu Abuba Gurin for one month and refers them to the National Disciplinary Committee for infringing on section 58(1)(a)( b)( h)( l) of the PDP Constitution 2012( as amended).
The NWC which made the decision at its 395th meeting held yesterday, December 3, 2014 said it has also reviewed recent national developments as they affect the party.Of which amongst others, the NWC deliberated on the court case instituted against the National Chairman of the Party, Ahmed Adamu Mu’azu by the former National Chairman, Dr. Bamanga Tukur.
It would be recalled that recently a case action challenging the legitimacy of the chairmanship of present PDP Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu was instituted before a Federal High court that also struck out the case.