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Borno PDP Reacts To Alleged Suspension Of Party Chairman

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Borno State has reacted to the suspension of the party Chairman, Alhaji Zannah Gaddama by some officials of the party.

A statement by the Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Amos Adziba said the purported suspension was illegal.

“Ladies and gentlemen of the press today being the 3rd day of july 2022 the people’s democratic party held and extraordinary meeting under the distinguish chairmanship of Alh zanna gaddama Mustapha Borno state chairman and have resolved to clear the air of a purported and unlawful gathering by some group of suspended party officials in an attempt to cause confusion, disunity and disaffection and possible breakdown of law and order recall that they were some social media.

“Publications of that the state chairman Alh. Zanna Gaddama Mustapha was suspended by few members of the executives who summon an unauthorized meeting, without recourse to relevant sections of the party’s constitution.

“As we approach elections the party cannot afford to allow people and some fifth columnist to undermine the success of the party in the next coming general elections any right thinking member of any political party will ensure unity at this curucial time.

“The meeting today which was summoned by the state secretary on the directives of the state chairman and had in attendance the State Chairman, State Secretary, members of the State Working and executive Committee,  the 27 local Government chairman, Party flagbearears, stakeholders supporters and other members  of the party among others in accordance to section 35 and 36 of our partys constitution.

“After an extensive discussion at the meeting, six out of the party executive officials has gross violation’s, misconduct,  and a lot of illegalities of the party constitution by breaching the provision of section 36 (1)  (a) and (b) of the party constitution which gives power to the only State secretary of party as a chief executive officer to call for a meeting and also Section 35 (1) (a) & (d) that gives power to the chairman to summon and preside over a meeting, apart from this two category of people, nobody is entitled to summon for a meeting and suspend a party official. In addition the party observe that the six executives of the party had form a forum to committee a serious offence as stated by the provision of Section 58 (1) (a, b, c, d, f,g,h,I,j,k of the party constitution.

“On this note the party resolved as follows:

1.Alh Bunu AG satomi is hereby suspended as the state Deputy chairman, Mr. Peter Sabo to replace and oversee the office affairs of his office pending investigation.

2.The State legal Adviser Barr Abdu Jidda is hereby suspended  and replace by Barr Ali Azur effect from now and to oversee the office affairs of the legal officer pending the investigation.

3. Hon Kaka Shettima to replace and oversee the office affairs of Babakura Zanna pending Investigation.

4.Abba Gana Kalumi to replace Alh Massa Goni Kukawa and oversee the office affairs pending Investigation.

5. Mohammed Bukar Ballah to replace Hon Muhammad Sanusi and to oversee the office affairs pending Investigation.

6. Mall. Umar Abubakar Shani to replace Umar Bello to and to oversee the office affairs pending investigations,” the statement added.

It urged the public to disregard any information that does not emanate  from the State publicity secretary or his assistant, adding that the party would not hesitate to initiate legal action against those spreading news that will tarnish the image or may cause disharmony within the party

It urged party supporters remain calm and law abiding pointing out that decisions taken were not taken based on ignorance or prejudice but in accordance with the constitution of the party.

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