PDP Suspends Deputy National Chairman

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By Emmanuel Oloniruha
Abuja    –     The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended its Deputy National Chairman (North) Sen. Gamawa Babayo, allegation dereliction of duty and anti- activity.National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan said that Babayo was suspended by the National Working Committee (NWC).

The committee held an extra-ordinary session on Jan. 5, where it critically reviewed the petition against the deputy national chairman (North).

“The NWC found merit in the petition on allegation dereliction of duty and anti-party activity as contained in Section 58 (1) e, f, g, h of the PDP Constitution.

“Therefore, in exercise section 29 (2) a, b and c, the NWC hereby invokes Section 59 (1) d of the constitution of the PDP on the Deputy National Chairman (North) and accordingly suspends him the party immediately.”

The PDP has been buffeted by a wave desertions by members in both the North West and of the party.

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari formally received various members the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Support Groups the North East, who defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

In Kano, a former governorship candidate, Engineer Bello Sani-Gwarzo dumped the party and also joined the APC.