Babangida Aliyu: PDP suspends former Niger governor for ‘bankrolling APC’

Former Niger governor Babangida Aliyu has been suspended from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Chanchaga local government area of the state.

This decision, according to a communique issued at the end of a stakeholders’ meeting in Minna, was as a result of six weighty allegations which the local party said were disturbing and considered to be inimical to the progress of the party.

The communique listed the allegations as:

“Causing disaffection within the party hierarchy even after several peace efforts.

“String and verifiable allegations of anti-party activities leading to cracks in the party since 2014 that led to loss of government at the centre and the state levels. This includes disobedience to then President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and working against his election success in 2015.

“Funding of opposition APC (All Progressives Congress) in 2015 with the sun of N450 million to defeat his own party for personal and selfish reasons.

“Refusal to participate and attend party activities.

“Undermining and working against the resolutions of party organs, especially the state caucus.

“Causing division that has led to inability to resolve the issues surrounding the position of state legal adviser that has been unoccupied since 2015 in his own local government area.”

The meeting was attended by eight ward chairmen of the party out of ten in the, elders and party faithful from the local government area.

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