The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the suspension of a former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
Gistlover reported earlier that a faction of the Kano PDP loyal to a former foreign affairs minister, Aminu Wali, had suspended Kwankwaso for allegedly disrupting the party’s recent northwest congress.
But in a statement on Sunday, PDP national spokesman, Kola Ologbodiyan, dismissed the suspension which he described as “mere fabrication.”
“The PDP strongly cautions that it will not accept such reckless adventure by such misguided individuals, which its notes, is capable of destabilizing our party and bringing it to public disrepute,” he said.
It was gathered that Kwankwaso’s suspension was made known in a query letter signed by the Secretary of the party’s faction, H. A. Tsanyawa.
The letter dated April 16, 2021, accused Kwankwaso of leading his supporters to disrupt the convention.
“That you are also charged with abusing our two serving governors and major North-West stakeholders present during the convention.
“That your supporters have destroyed the election materials, on your directives, and in your presence,” the petition read.
The PDP faction said the Executive Council meeting held on Thursday, April 15, 2021, unanimously resolved to suspend Kwankwaso and his supporters for three months, in accordance, with the provisions of Section 58(1) of the PDP constitution.
Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is requested to reply to the query within 48 hours and state why the provisions of Section 59(1) (2) (3) and (4) should not be applied against him.