- Seven members of PDP suspended by the Kaduna state chapter of the party have appealed the decision against them
- In a letter to the top hierarchy of the party, Hunkuyi, Hashim Garba and other affected members said they were not given a fair hearing before the decision
- The aggrieved members were suspended for anti-party activities by the state PDP working committee on Saturday, May 16
The internal crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state has taken a curve twist as members of the party suspended on the ground of alleged anti-party activities have appealed their suspension.
It would be recalled that Hunkuyi, Hon. Hashim Garba, Ibrahim Lazuru, Dr John Danfulani, Lawal Imam Adamu and Ubale Salmanduna were suspended by the Kaduna PDP caretaker committee on Saturday, May 16
The suspended members, Legit.ng gathers, were later mandated to appear before a seven-man disciplinary committee.
But in a sudden turn, Hunkuyi and others, in an appeal letter signed by John Danfulani and directed to the north-west zonal working committee chairman, said they were not given a fair hearing before the decision.
According to a report contained in The Nation, the aggrieved members said they based their appeal ground in pursuance of section 61 (1) of the PDP constitution which gives aggrieved members the "the right of appeal to the immediate higher organ of the party within fourteen days of the decision.”
Also in a letter addressed to the chairman of the seven-man disciplinary committee through their lawyers, they maintained that they will not honour the invitation by the committee.
They argued that such an invitation is against the subsisting court order and directives of the federal government on any social gathering during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that PDP has warned against the alleged plots by certain individuals working for the ruling APC to organize a security situation and push for the imposition of a state of emergency in Rivers state.
The opposition party made this known on Wednesday, May 20, in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, which was shared on its Twitter page.
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