The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the purported suspension of the former Minister of Special Duties, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, Kebbi State chairman, Haruna D. Musa, and two other national officers of the party.
On September 27, the state chapter of the party had announced the suspension of Turaki, Musa, the national woman leader, Maria Waziri, and a former governorship candidate, Major-General Bello S. Yaki.
Addressing newsmen, the state vice chairman of the party, Garba Abubakar Basse, accused the four PDP chieftains of sabotage and arbitrariness.
But in a swift reaction, the national leadership of the party nullified the suspension, describing the decision as unlawful and unconstitutional.
In a letter signed by its National Secretary, Senator Ibrahim Umari Tsauri, the PDP added that the purported suspension could result in a breach of peace in the state if not addressed.
The letter added, “The National Headquarters of our party is taking steps to invoke appropriate sanctions and punitive measures against these elements who are bent on breaching the constitution of our great party. For the avoidance of doubt, we wish to re-state that Mallam Haruna D. Sa’idu remains the lawful and authentic chairman of the PDP in Kebbi State.”
In other news, Governor Godwin Obaseki on Saturday attended a stakeholders meeting of the State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Naija News reports that the meeting, which was held at New Festival Hall in Government House, Benin City, also had in attendance Deputy Governor Philip Shaibu and other top party leaders in the state.
The enlarged stakeholders meeting was held for harmonization ahead of the party’s National Convention slated to hold at the end of October 2021.
Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Obaseki noted, “PDP is organising its convention at the end of October and this meeting is to prepare us for the convention. There were few house-keeping issues that we needed to discuss and clear, so it was important to get everybody across the divide to have a session like this, to get feedback and also take decisions on what to do and make progress in the state.”