A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano State has suspended former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State, over the crisis that erupted at the PDP North-West Zonal Congress in Kaduna State.
The Kano faction in a letter signed by its secretary, H.A. Tsanyawa said that the party resolved to suspend Kwankwaso and his supporters for three months, in accordance with the provisions of section 58(1) of the PDP constitution, because he led his supporters to disrupt the congress held in Kaduna.
Kwankwaso is the leader of another PDP faction in the state, while former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Aminu Wali, leads the faction that suspended him (Kwankwaso).
The suspension letter reads below in parts; “You are also charged with abusing our two serving governors and major North-West stakeholders present during the convention.
‘’That your supporters destroyed election materials on your directives and in your presence.”
Reacting to the suspension, Jamilu Danbatta, the secretary of Kwankwaso’s faction, said that the Wali-led faction lacked the legal backing to query or suspend any member of the party.
“The general public may recall that this same group of impostors earlier issued a fake dismissal letter to Senator Kwankwaso in December last year.
“It should be noted that they lacked any legal backing to issue any query or suspend any member of the party.
“The PDP Kano State chapter under the able leadership of Alhaji Shehu Sagagi wishes to inform all stakeholders and security agencies that the atrocities of these bad elements will no longer be tolerated and that legal action will soon be instituted against them for impersonation.’’
Ibrahim Kenneth Suleiman is the Chief Political Editor at Naija Buzz News Network. He is a graduate of political science from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kaduna State. He specializes in preparing/approving of political news contents before publication. He currently heads Naija Buzz News team of political correspondents. From Nasarawa State, North-Central Nigeria, Ibrahim is a strong supporter of Manchester United Football Club England.