Crisis in Kebbi PDP as party suspends 2 ex ministers, 5 others

It is not true -- State Chairman

Crisis in Kebbi PDP as party suspends 2 ex ministers, 5 others

By Taofeek Lawal

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),  Kebbi State chapter, has reportedly suspended two former ministers and five others from the party for allaged anti party activities.

  State Secretary of the party, Abubakar Bawa Kalgo, in a statement dated 14th March, 2023, and made available to newsmen, confirmed their suspension.

The statement read, in part: "This is to inform the members,supporters of the PDP and general public that the following persons are indefinitely suspended from the party due to gross anti- party activities in the state.

  "They are:-Barr.Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, Haruna Saidu Dan Dio, Sani Bawa Argungu, Ibrahim Abdullahi Manga, Bala Abdullahi Dolekaina and Maryam Isah.

   "Their suspension takes effect from today 14th March, 2023, as approved by the State Executive Committee as well as Party Elders in the state."

 The State Publicity Secretary of the party, Hon. Garba Liman Bums also confirmed the development in a press release circulated to newsmen via WhatsApp platforms.

  But the State Chairman of the party, Usman Bello Suru, who dismissed their suspension in another statement, said that the statement on the suspension of  the affected members did not emanate from the Party.

 He said: "the attention of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),Kebbi State Chapter has been drawn to a purported press release dated 14th March,2023 on the above subject matter.

   "However, the PDP Kebbi State Chapter wishes to inform the general public to disregard the information on that purported press release which did not emanate from the State Secretary of the party. It was a forged document in order to create mischief and disunity in the PDP.

"We also wish to use this opportunity to inform the good people of Kebbi State that the PDP remains resolute and united for the victory in the forthcoming gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections".