PDP suspends former chairman

The party suspended Tukur for taking legal action to reclaim his position after his resignation in January.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced the suspension of its former chairman, Bamanga Tukur.

The former chairman is claiming that he was forced to vacate the office and is asking the courts to restore him to his rightful position and sack current chairman, Adamu Mu’azu.

The PDP however said that Tukur did not explore all the party’s options for seeking redress before dragging it to court.

Tukur’s suspension was announced via a statement released by the National Legal Adviser of the PDP, Victor Kwon. It reads:

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic, PDP, at its 395th meeting held yesterday, December 3, 2014 reviewed recent national developments as they affect the party.

Among others, the NWC deliberated on the court case instituted against the National Chairman of the Party, Adamu Mu’azu, by the former National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur.

The NWC reasoned that for instituting a claim and counter claim in suit FHC/ABJ /821/2014; Gurin vs PDP & 3 others without first exploring and exhausting the party’s internal mechanism of redress and for attempting to stop the forthcoming National Convention to nominate the party’s presidential candidate as well as regularize the position of the National Chairman and other members of the National Working Committee is unacceptable.

The NWC hereby suspends Dr. Bamanga Tukur and Aliyu Abuba Gurin for one month and refers them to the National Disciplinary Committee for infringing on section 58(1)(a)( b)( h)( l) of the PDP Constitution 2012( as amended)

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