Niger State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has expelled a former governor of the state, Babangida Aliyu, over allegations of anti-party activities leading to cracks in the party.
According to a communique issued at the end of an emergency stakeholders’ meeting in Minna, on Monday, the suspension came as a result of six allegations which the party in Chanchaga Local Government Area of the found disturbing and inimical to the party’s progress.
The PDP, in a statement titled, ‘Notice of suspension of Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu from the PDP, Chanchaga LGA,’ also said that the former governor worked against former President Goodluck Jonathan and the party’s governorship candidate in the state, Alhaji Umar Nasko, by supporting and funding the opposition All Progressives Congress in 2015 with the sum of N450m to defeat his own party.
The communique which was made available to journalists and seen by TOS News said the allegations include, “causing disaffection within the party hierarchy even after several peace efforts; strong 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 re-election success in 2015”.
Also included in the allegation is “Refusal to participate and attend party activities; Undermining and working against the resolutions of party organs, especially the state caucus and 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”.