Crisis Rocking PDP Deepens as Party Expels Top Chieftains in Katsina State

Crisis Rocking PDP Deepens as Party Expels Top Chieftains in Katsina State

- PDP chairman in Katsina state, Murtala Tukur, and women leader, Hadiza Ibrahim, have both been expelled from the party

- The decision was announced on Sunday, March 21, after a stakeholders' meeting

- The party chieftains were sanctioned over alleged anti-party activities

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The leadership crisis within the ranks and files of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken another twist as the party expelled its chairman and women leader in Matazu local government area of Katsina state, Murtala Tukur and Hajiya Hadiza Ibrahim.

PM News reports that the state caretaker committee chairman, Alhaji Jabir Adamu, made this known on Sunday, March 21, while addressing newsmen shortly after a stakeholders’ meeting of the party in Matazu.

Adamu disclosed that the duo were expelled for anti-party activities during their general meeting held at Matazu town recently.

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Crisis rocking PDP deepens as party expels top chieftains in Katsina state
The crisis rocking PDP has deepened as the party expels top chieftains in Katsina state. Credit: @OfficialPDPNig
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According to the report, the decision was taken during a meeting between members and executives of the party from the wards to the local government levels.

Adamu said:

“Party members at the meeting expressed dismay over the way and manner the outgone chairman and the women leader were conducting the affairs of the party."

Vanguard reports that the meeting was attended by all party executives and members in the council area, including the party leader, Shehu Matazu.

Meanwhile, had previously reported that a chieftain of the PDP, King Okuneye, commended Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state for his leadership roles in the southwest of Nigeria.

It was reported that the party leader stated that the governor has brought a paradigm change of political leadership in the southwest zone of the country.

Okuneye said Makinde has won the hearts of both the young and old in and outside politics across the divide with noiseless but purposeful rejig of Nigeria's polity, through infrastructural remould of the state.

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In a related report, a former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, denied plans to attend a reconciliation meeting with Governor Makinde on Friday, March 5.

Fayose and Makinde have been supporting different factions as they have nominated different men and women for party positions in the forthcoming zonal congress of the party in the southwest.

Fayose had insisted that Makinde was not the PDP leader in the southwest, noting that leadership should be earned and not for anyone as a title.


Wale Akinola is a passionate journalist and researcher. He works as a senior political/current affairs editor at He holds both B. A and Master’s degree in Communications and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan. He also holds a Diploma Certificate in Peace Journalism. He has over 15 years of work experience in both print and online media. He derives joy in keeping the public abreast of current happenings locally and internationally through his writings.

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