PDP Suspends Chairman in Famous State, Gives Crucial Reason

PDP Suspends Chairman in Famous State, Gives Crucial Reason

  • The PDP in Borno has taken a stern and punitive measure against its chairman, Alhaji Zannah Gadama
  • Gadama was on Thursday, June 30, suspended over allegations of anti-party activities one of which is the misappropriation of funds
  • The PPD leadership in the state has also replaced the suspended chairman with his deputy, Bunu Garba Satomi

Borno - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Borno on Thursday, June 30, suspended its chairman, Alhaji Zannah Gadama, over alleged anti-party activities.

The decision of the opposition party in the state is contained in a statement signed by its legal adviser, Abdu Jidda, The Nation reports.

PDP headquarters
The PDP in Borno has suspended its chairman (Photo: Peoples Democratic Party)
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In place of Gadama, the leadership of the Borno PDP has immediately appointed his deputy, Bunu Garba Satomi.

Jidda said in the statement:

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“The chairman is hereby suspended for a period of one month, while his deputy, Malam Bunu Garba Satomi takes over with immediate effect.
“Apart from breach of the 2017 party’s constitution, Section 58 (a, b, c, d, f, and j) as amended, by not calling a meeting, financial misappropriation and recklessness with funds of the party, Gadama and some of his close allies have been involved in anti-party activities, which has denied the party chance of winning any elective positions in recent times in the state.
“Therefore, after extensive deliberation today, we came out with 3-resolutions; pursuant to the powers bestowed on this meeting by Section 53(3), Zanna Gadama is hereby suspended with immediate effect for a period of one month pending further investigation.
“Secondly, the state deputy chairman in the person of Bunu Garba Satomi should immediately assume duty in an acting capacity during the period of the suspension.

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“Thirdly, we call on the National leadership of our great party, PDP to act urgently and restore sanity in the Borno State Chapter of the party."

However, a social and political commentator, Jeremiah Anjili Mala, who reacted to the report, shared a press statement with Legit.ng that contradicts Jidda's announcement.

The statement from Mala reads:

PRESS STATEMENT

30TH JUNE, 2021.

REJOINDER

"The people's democratic party (PDP )Borno state Chapter hereby notifies its members, teeming supporters and members of the public that the information being circulated on social media platforms by some persons claiming to members of the State working committee stating that the state Chairman Hon Zanna Gaddama is suspended.
"This should be disregarded as it doesn't emanate from the official party spokesman, the so called meeting and the suspension doesn't fall within the provisions of the party’s constitution.
"And the so called suspension is hereby null and void, and of no effect, members of our great party and our supporters are hereby advised to remain calm and law abiding citizens.

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Source: Legit.ng

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