Reports reaching this medium say Zamfara state PDP is now in disarray, following the suspension of its Chairman Col Bala Mande rtd.
In an official announcement by the state PDP publicity secretary Alh Abba, said the suspension is for a period of one month and effective from Tuesday May 17th 2022.
The crisis broke out when members of the state working committee SWC accused the suspended chairman of anti parry activities.
This is to inform the general public, and ardent members of our great party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), that the Executive Chairman of our party has been suspended for anti- party activities.
“This becomes necessary owing to the fact that the State Chairman has been conducting the affairs of the party without the involvement of the State Working Committee, and the Leader of the party in flagrant violation of the constitution of our party.
“This has become necessary to forestall the abuse of power and the derailment of the rules governing the running of the party. The suspension is for a period of 1 month, this is expedient to allow the Working Committee constitute a panel of inquiry into the allegation.” Publicity Secretary of the party revealed in a press release.
The suspension which was carried out by nine (9) out of Fourteen (14) members of the state working committee of the party was at the instance of the party leader in the state Barr Mahdi Aliyu Gusau.
The party state working committee also accused Col Bala Mande rtd of engaging into party transactions and official engagements without the consent of neither the party leader nor the members of the state working cimmittee.
The suspended chairman is said to be collecting money from aspirants with fake promises of helping them to secure tickets for the respective positions they are vying for.
Other allegations leveled against Col Bala Mande rtd included revealing the party secret to opposition and having his loyalty to APC government in the state, saying the suspended chairman is still serving the interest of Zamfara state governor whom he served as Chief of Staff.
“In view of the foregoing, the Vice Chairman Kaura Namoda zone, Mallam Ali Namoda will over see the activities of the party for the period of his suspension. Therefore, the State Working Committee has inaugurated a panel of inquiry to investigate this allegation.
The members of the panel are as follows:
- Ahmed Sani Kaura – Chaiman
- Bala Zurmi – Member
- Sanin Baba – Member
- Abdulhadi Ahmed – Member
- Suwaiba Bako – Member
- Abul Mustapha – Member
- Barr Ibrahim Jibril – Secretary.”
With the suspension of the chairman, all documents signed by him within the period of the suspension have been declared invalid.
It may be recalled that the suspended chairman was recently accused by a former Senator who represented Zamfara north at the Senate Tijjani Yahaya Kaura of collecting 70 million to sabotage Senator Sahabi Ya’u Kaura during the 2019 general elections.