Former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has been suspended by a faction of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) over the crisis that erupted at the North-West Zonal Congress in Kaduna last week.
This was contained in a query letter signed by its Secretary H. A. Tsanyawa, to the former governor by a faction of the party.
Like other zones, PDP in Kano is factionalised with Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, leading a faction while a former Foreign Affairs Minister, Aminu Wali, is leading the other group.
The letter, dated April 16, 2021, said Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has been suspended on three counts of “leading his supporters into a shameful and embarrassing act of thuggery of disrupting the democratic process during the PDP Northwest Zonal Convention of April, 10th, 2021.
“That you are also charged with abusing our two serving governors and major Northwest stakeholders present during the convention.
“That your supporters have destroyed the election materials, on your directives, and in your presence.”
According to the query, the Executive Council meeting held on Thursday, April 15, 2021, unanimously resolved to suspend Kwankwaso and his supporters for three months, in accordance, with the provisions of Section 58(1) of the PDP constitution.
TOS News had reported that supporters of Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal reportedly fought with those of a former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso at the congress which unexpectedly stopped the process.
The warring supporters destroyed ballot boxes before voting could start, forcing observers and other officials to flee the scene.