By: EKWENUGO NONYE JULIET
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State, on Tuesday, expelled two of its members and suspended five others.
The Publicity Secretary of the party, Abrahaman Catoh, listed those expelled from the party to include Dr. John Danfulani and Ubale Salmanduna.
A former Senator representing Kaduna Northern Senatorial District, Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi, was suspended for six months from the party effective from May 16, 2020.
Hunkuyi, also a governorship aspirant of the party in the 2019 governorship election in the state had earlier been suspended alongside six others for an alleged anti-party activities.
Other party members earlier suspended include Hon. Hashim Garba from Kubau Local Government; Dr Mato Dogara, Lere Local Government; Ibrahim Lazuru, Lere Local Government; Danfulani, Kachia Local Government; Lawal Imam Adamu, Soba Local Government as well as Salmanduna, Zaria Local Government.
The expulsion and suspension of the party chieftains followed recommendations of the seven-man Disciplinary Committee set up by the State Care Taker Committee who thereafter, reviewed the recommendations of the committee.
The statement released by the party said, “After due consultations with some critical stakeholders of the party, the State Working Committee of the Caretaker Committee met on May 25 to consider and review the Recommendations of the Disciplinary Committee thus:
“Sen. Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi’s recommended dismissal from the party is reviewed to six months suspension, with effect from 16/5/2020
Honourable Matoh Dogara’s recommended suspension for six months is reviewed to three months, with effect from May 16, 2020″.
“Dr. John Danfulani’s recommended dismissal from the party is upheld with effect from May 26, 2020.
“Hon. Hashimu Garba’s suspension has been lifted as recommended and his reprimand upheld with effect from May 26, 2020.
Hon. Ibrahim A. Lazuru’s recommended suspension for six(6) months from the Party is reviewed to three(3) months,with effect from May 16, 2020″.
“Ubale Salmanduna’s recommended dismissal from the Party is upheld with effect from May 26, 2020.
Imam Lawal Adamu is confirmed not to be a validly registered member of the Party. He is therefore declared an impersonator.”