PDP debunks purported suspension of Sen. Kwankwaso by Kano faction

…Also clears air on Babangida Aliyu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has debunked claims that former Kano State governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso has been suspended from the Party.

This is coming amidst reports of the suspension of Kwankwaso and former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu by the PDP over the crisis that characterised the North-West Zonal Congress, which was held in Kaduna last week. The suspension was reportedly contained in a query letter issued to the former Kano-Central Senator by a faction of the party signed by its Secretary, H. A. Tsanyawa.

However, the Party, in a statement issued yesterday said, “The PDP states clearly that Senator Kwakwanso is not suspended from the party”, adding that any claim of suspension by any individual or group, purporting to be representing any organ of our party at any level, is a mere fabrication and should be discountenanced.

The statement, issued by the National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, further stated that, “provisions of the Constitution of the PDP are very clear on the suspension of a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC), if and when such occasion arises”, and cautioned those behind the misleading claims to desist henceforth.

Similarly, the PDP stated that the former Niger State governor, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, has not been suspended by the party as mischievously published in certain quarters.

“Our party frowns as such fabrications aimed at subverting the stability of our party and trigger disagreements and suspicions within our ranks. The PDP urges our leaders and teeming members in Kano and Niger States to be at alert, resist distractions and continue to work together as Nigerians earnestly look up to the PDP for solution and direction at this critical time”, the statement read.

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