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PDP suspends ex-Governor Aliyu for working against ex-President Jonathan. Accuses him of supporting and funding APC with N450million in 2015

Ex-Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended former Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State over alleged anti-party activities which led to the cracks in the party since 2014.

The party also accused the governor of working against ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 Presidential Election.

In a communique issued at the end of an emergency stakerholders meeting in Minna on Monday, the suspension came following six allegations which the PDP in Chanchaga Local Government Area issued against the ex-governor.

In the statetment titled, ‘Notice of suspension of Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu from the PDP, Chanchaga LGA,’ the party alleged that the former governor worked against Jonathan and the PDP governorship candidate, Alhaji Umar Nasko, by supporting and funding the opposition All Progressives Congress in 2015 with the sum of N450million.

The PDP said the allegations against Aliyu include; “causing disaffection within the party hierarchy even after several peace efforts; strong and verifiable allegations of anti-party activities leading to cracks in the party since 2014 that led to loss of government at the centre and the state levels. This includes disobedience to then President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and working against his re-election success in 2015”.

The statement further stated that ex-Governor Aliyu “supported and funded the opposition APC in 2015 with the sum of N450million to defeat his own party for personal and selfish reasons.

“Refusal to participate and attend party activities; Undermining and working against the resolutions of party organs, especially the state caucus and causing division that has led to inability to resolve the issues surrounding the position of state legal adviser that has been unoccupied since 2015 in his own local government area”.

Consequently, the party said “these and many others have led to the immediate suspension of Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu from the Peoples Democratic Party in Chanchaga local Government”

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