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PDP North-Central zone says ex-Governor Aliyu cannot be suspended; describes alleged suspension as fake news

Ex-Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State

The North-Central Zonal Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reversed the suspension of former Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State.

The caretaker committee spokesman, Suleiman Mohammed, in a statement on Monday night described the former governor’s suspension as fake news.

Naija Buzz News had reported that the Niger State PDP had suspended Aliyu over alleged anti-party activities in 2015.

He was accused of working against the election of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and the PDP Niger Governorship candidate, Alhaji Umar Nasko, in 2015. The party alleged that he supported and funded the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) with N450million in 2015.

Reacting to the suspension, the PDP North-Central Zonal caretaker committee said; “It has come to our notice the fake news making the rounds on social media that former Niger State Governor and member of the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustees, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, has been suspended by the party.

“While we feel it is worthless joining issues with social media fake news peddlers, we deem it necessary to put the records straight so as not to confuse our teeming and loyal party faithful in Niger State and elsewhere.

“The truth is that Dr Babangida Aliyu, a former governor, who is a serving PDP BoT and National Executive Council member is not and cannot be suspended by his local government chapter of the party.

“Those parading the fake news are enemies of the PDP, bent on fanning the flames of disunity in our great party.

“We appeal to our party members and the general public to discard same as fake news and handiwork of mischief-makers.

“We equally appeal to our party leaders and stakeholders in Niger State to close ranks and work together to bring back the peace that has eluded us and denied us victories in the state.”

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