Fresh Crisis Hits PDP as Opposition Expels State Chairman, Woman Leader, Ex-minister, Others
- The expulsion of prominent PDP members has sparked a fresh crisis in the Kebbi state chapter of the opposition party
- According to the leadership of the party, some members were dismissed over various offences such as alleged misconduct
- Affected members include a former minister, Kabiru Tanimu, national woman leader, Hajiya Maria Umaru Waziri, the state chairman, Haruna D. Sa’idu and others
Kebbi - Following alleged misconduct, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kebbi state chapter has now expelled key members of the party.
Garba Abubakar Besse, the Kebbi Central zonal vice chairman made this known on Sunday, September 26, in an interview with Daily Trust.
It was gathered that the members expelled were a former minister of special duties, Kabiru Tanimu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), the national woman leader of the party, Hajiya Maria Umaru Waziri, the state chairman, Haruna D. Sa’idu, and the 2015 governorship candidate of the party, General Sarkin Yaki Bello (rtd).
According to Besse, they were dismissed for relocating the state secretariat to Abuja and hijacking the nomination forms for the proposed congress of the party for the benefit of their loyalists.
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APC expels ex-governor, former speaker, 39 chieftains
Earlier, at least 41 chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu were sacked from the ruling party on Sunday, September 12, following the alleged violation of the internal constitution.
In his address on Sunday to journalists on the punitive measure against the members, the chairman of the APC caretaker committee in the state, Ben Nwoye, said the affected persons went ahead to file a suit against the party without first exhausting all the mechanisms of conflict resolution.
The bigwigs filed the suit at the Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking Nwoye's removal from office.
PDP defeats APC, wins another LGA chairmanship seat, 9 councillorship slots in Kaduna
Meanwhile, PDP has won the chairmanship election in the Kajuru local government area of Kaduna state.
The opposition party also won nine councilorship positions, while the ruling party, APC, won only one seat.
The returning officer, Dr Ibrahim DanMaraya from Kaduna State University, declared the results. He said Ibrahim Gajere polled 14,432 to floor the immediate past chairman and candidate of the APC, Cafra AB Caino, who trailed behind with 9,095 votes.