Pdp Suspends Chairman Borno State Chapter
BEVERLY HILLS, April 13, (THEWILL) – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended Alhaji Baba Basharu, the Chairman of the party in Borno State for working against the party.
Alhaji Baba Basharu
This was confirmed in a statement signed by Chief Olisa Metuh, National Publicity Secretary, PDP, adding that Basharu had been referred to the National Disciplinary Committee for further action.
“After preliminary hearing on reports of various activities inimical to the progress of the party, especially flouting the provisions of article 58 (1), (b), (c), (f) and (h) of the PDP constitution, the National Working Committee (NWC) has suspended the Borno State Chairman of our great party, Alhaji Baba Basharu,” the statement read.
“The above is in line with the relevant provisions of the PDP Constitution on disciplinary procedures.
“Accordingly, Alhaji Baba Basharu has been referred to the National Disciplinary Committee for appropriate action in line with the provisions of the constitution of the PDP.”
Checks by THEWILL reveal that the provisions of Article 58(1) states thus: the Party shall have power to discipline any member who says or does anything likely to bring the party into disrepute, hatred or contempt; engages in anti-party activities; engages in any conduct likely to cause disaffection among members of the Party or is likely to disrupt the peaceful, lawful and efficient conduct of the business of the Party; engages in unauthorized publicity of disputes within the Party or creates a parallel Party at any level and promotes factions or belongs to any groups under the guise of the Party and by whatever name called, not being one provided for in the Constitution of the PDP.
The National Working Committee of the PDP had at its emergency meeting on Monday, 27 May, 2013, citing the same Articles 58 (1), suspended the former Governor of Rivers State, Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, which later led to the formation of the 'New PDP' and eventually, the growth of the All Progressive Congress (APC).