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PDP suspends deputy national chairman in the north

PDP suspends deputy national chairman in the north
January 08
09:25 2019

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended Gamawa Babayo, its deputy national chairman (north).

Kola Ologbondiyan, the party spokesman, announced this in a statement on Monday night.

He said the party’s national working committee (NWC) suspended Babayo over allegations of derelection of duty and anti-party activities.

“The National Working Committee (NWC), in its extra-ordinary session of the 5th of January 2019, among other things, critically reviewed the petition against the Deputy National Chairman (North) Senator Gamawa Babayo,” the statement read.

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“The NWC found merit in the petition on allegation of dereliction of duty and anti-party activity as contained in Section 58 (1) e, f, g, h of the PDP Constitution.

“Therefore, in exercise of section 29 (2) a, b and c, the NWC hereby invokes Section 59 (1) d of the constitution of the PDP on the Deputy National Chairman (North) and accordingly suspends him from the party immediately.”

The suspension comes little over a month to the presidential election scheduled to hold on February 16.

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The suspension could be a setback to the party’s performance in the north as its candidate as well as that of the All Progressives Congress (APC) President Muhammadu Buhari come from the region.

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