- A former governor of Kano, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has been suspended by a PDP faction in the state
- Kwankwaso's suspension was announced by H. A. Tsanyawa, the secretary of the faction
- According to Tsanyawa, the former government was guilty of contributing to the disruption of the last congress
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The former governor of Kano, Rabiu Kwankwaso, has been suspended for three months by a faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
H. A. Tsanyawa, the secretary of the faction who announced the suspension alleged that Kwankwaso was among those who sponsored thugs to disrupt the PDP congress held in the state recently, The Cable reports.
According to Premium Times, a statement by the faction on its decision read:
“That you led your supporters into a shameful and embarrassing act of thuggery of disrupting the democratic process during the PDP Northwest Zonal Convention of April, 10th, 2021 …
‘’That you are also charged with abusing our two serving governors and major Northwest stakeholders present during the convention …
“That your supporters have destroyed the election materials on your directive and presence.”
However, the resolve of the faction has been dismissed by the PDP, through its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan.
In a reaction to the said suspension described as a mere fabrication, Ologbodiyan said:
“The PDP strongly cautions that it will not accept such reckless adventure by such misguided individuals, which its notes, is capable of destabilizing our party and bringing it to public disrepute."
Meanwhile, thugs succeeded in disrupted the PDP northwest zonal congress in Kaduna held on Saturday, April 10, as they stole and fled with ballot boxes.
Before this ensued, supporters of major contended in the congress were engaged in physical combat. It was gathered that the criminals unleashed terror a few minutes after the voting exercise commenced.
So far, nothing is known about who sponsored the hoodlums or their whereabouts; moreover, the police command in the state is yet to confirm the ugly development.