PDP crisis: Dikko’s C’tee recommends expulsion of Kazaure

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By Henry Umoru
ABUJA- CRISIS rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has taken another turn as the Alhaji Umaru Dikko led Disciplinary Committee has recommended to the Alhaji Bamanga Tukur that the the National Vice Chairman(North west) of the Party,Alhaji Ibrahim Kazaure be expelled from the party with immediate effect .

The recommendation is coming is coming barely fifteen days after the same committee recommended for expulsion former governor of Osun State and suspended National Secretary, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former Acting PDP national Chairman and chairman of defunct splinter group of PDP, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje and his deputy, Dr. Sam Sam Jaja over alleged anti-party activities.

It was gathered yesterday that the decision to recommend for the expulsion of Kazaure from the party was taken after members of the Committee held a meeting on Tuesday in Abuja which lasted for several hours, just as Alhaji Kazaure who was earlier invited to appear before the Committee but did not, failed again to appear before it despite the opportunity extended to him to give him the right of fair hearing

It further said that the decision of the Committee would be communicated to the National Working Committee,NWC of the Party for further action.

It will be recalled that Alhaji Umaru Dilkko had last month asked the Bamanga Tukur led NWC to expel from the party, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

Oyinlola was recently re-instated as National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP through a judgment by an Appeal Court sitting in Abuja, but rather than ask him to resume, he was suspended and also summoned by the party to appear before the Dikko led Discplinary Committee.

Addressing Journalists last month at the end of the meeting of the Committee which took place at PDP presidential Campaign office, Legacy House, Maitama, Abuja, deputy Chairman of the Committee and former Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope disclosed that Chairman of the defunct splinter group of PDP, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje and his deputy, Dr. Sam Sam Jaja were also asked to be expelled from the party.

Chief Babatope had also told Journalist that on the then suspended Ambassador Ibrahim Kazuare, the Committee recommended that his suspension was extended by one month,adding that he was expected to appear before the committee December 10.

Chief Ebenezer Babatope had said. “On the fourth person Alhaji Kazaure, the committee took time to examine his case very well and discovered that there are certain things we want to find out from him because we feel that there are some things that should be resolved to him on the basis of the charges being proved beyond reasonable doubt.

“So we have tried to listen to his case again. First of all the committee has recommended that his suspension should be extended by one month and then he should report to us in two weeks time December 10 by which time we would be able to talk to him and find out from him all the things the committee wants to find out.

“So the position of the committee is that three stands expelled and one has his suspension extended by one month and for him to report to the committee in two weeks time. All these recommendations are being passed on to the NWC for their final decision.”

The National Disciplinary Committee which is Chaired by second Republic Minister of Transport, Alhaji Umaru Dikko, has former Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope as Deputy, with former Deputy National Chairman of PDP, Alhaji Shauibu Oyedokun; Hajia Nana Aisha Kadiri; Publisher of Champion Newspapers, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu; Barrister Hussaini Duraki Kazaer as members with the PDP deputy National Secretary, Onwe Solomon Onwe as Secretary.

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