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PDP Suspends Anyim, Shema, Fayose, Refers Ortom To Disciplinary Committee



Rising from its National Working Committee (NWC) meeting on Thursday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended five of its chieftains including former Senate President Anyim Pius Anyim and former Governors of Katsina, Ibrahim Shema and Ekiti, Ayo Fayose.

The party has also suspended Prof. Dennis Ityavyar from Benue State and Dr. Aslam Aliyu from Zamfara State. According to Daily trust.

Hon. The party has also reported Samuel Ortom, the governor of the state of Benue, to the National Disciplinary Committee due to his participation in anti-party actions during the most recent election, according to the party’s national publicity secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

Ologunagba said that the PDP referred Dr. Samuel Ortom, the governor of Benue State, to the National Disciplinary Committee for his alleged involvement in anti-party activities following a thorough assessment of its national affairs and in accordance with the PDP Constitution (as revised in 2017).

Together with Ibrahim Shema (Katsina), Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti State), Sen. Pius Anyim (Ebonyi State), Professor Dennis Ityavyar (Benue State), and Dr. Aslam Aliyu, the NWC also accepted their suspensions (Zamfara State).

PDP said the suspension takes effect from Thursday, March 23, 2023, and urges all leaders, crucial stakeholders and teeming members of the Party across the country to remain unified and focused at “this vital time.”

In a related development, the party also established a caretaker committee for the Katsina State, whose chairman will be Dr. Abdulrahman Usman.

Ologunagba stated that the Katsina State Caretaker Committee has been authorised by the NWC on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) to manage the business of the Katsina State chapter of the party for a period not to exceed 90 days.

Dr. Abdulrahman Usman serves as chairman of the Caretaker Committee, which has 13 members, while Halima Zubairu Abdulhamid serves as secretary. According to Daily trust.

He added the NWC implores all leaders, significant players, and throngs of Party members in Katsina State to stay unified and continue to cooperate for the forthcoming mission.

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