The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has suspended former National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, Tukur’s suspension follows the 395th meeting of the National Working Committee of the party held yesterday to review recent national developments as they affect the party.
In a statement signed by the party’s National Legal Adviser, Barr. Victor Kwon stated that; “Among others, the NWC deliberated on the court case instituted against the National Chairman of the Party, Ahmed Adamu Mu’azu by the former National Chairman, Dr. Bamanga Tukur.”
According to the party; “ 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 statement further reads; “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).”