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Haliru Bello Party sacks BOT Chairman for involvement in arms fraud

The announcement came as a surprise to many party members because reports said the party moved its National Executive Committee, National Caucus and Board of Trustees meetings till next week.

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has removed Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman, Haliru Bello Mohammed.

Reports say it is connected to Mohammed’s indictment in the ongoing $2.1b arms probe, also involving the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.

The party, has however announced that a new acting BoT chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin steer the ship for now.

Jibrin, reports say, will be in acting capacity, till a chairman is appointed.

He was formerly the secretary of the BoT.

Some officers of the party also asked the PDP spokesman, Olisa Metuh to resign.

The Board meeting came as a surprise to many party members because reports said the party moved its National Executive Committee, National Caucus and Board of Trustees meetings till next week.

Meanwhile, Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti state has described Nigeria as PDP’s inheritance.

He said "If we put our house together, if we stay together, if we put the past behind us, we will take back our inheritance, it is our inheritance taken by deception, taken by propaganda, taken by hidden agenda,”

Read: Fresh crisis rocks party as Jonathan's ex-aide declares self National Chairman

The leadership of the party has been in a power tussle involving its actin chairman, Uche Secondus, and self appointed chairman, Ahmed Gulak, who served as political adviser to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan.

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