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PDP Suspends Bamanga Tukur For Challenging Mu’azu by Tosusa: 4:42pm On Dec 05, 2014
For daring to return to his position as the national chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, members of the National Working Committee of the party have suspended Alhaji Bamanga Tukur from the party.

Also suspended is a PDP aspirant for the House of Representatives, Aliyu Abuba Gurin.

The suspension of the two members of the party, who are from Adamawa State, is to last for one month.

Their matter has also been referred to the party’s disciplinary committee.

The NWC took this decision at its meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.

The meeting was presided over by the embattled Acting National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu.

But the outcome of the Wednesday meeting was made known to journalists via a statement on Thursday by the party’s National Legal Adviser, Mr. Victor Kwon.

He said the NWC took the decision because of the court case instituted against Mu’azu by the two men.

Kwon’s statement read in part, “The NWC of the PDP at its 395th meeting held yesterday (Wednesday ) December 3, 2014, reviewed recent national developments as they affect the party.

“Among others, the NWC deliberated on the court case instituted against the National Chairman of the Party, Ahmed Adamu Mu’azu, by the former National Chairman, Dr. Bamanga Tukur.

“The NWC reasoned that for instituting a claim and counter claim in suit FHC/ABJ /821/2014; Gurin vs PDP & 3 others, without first exploring and exhausting the party’s internal mechanism of redress and for attempting to stop the forthcoming National Convention to nominate the party’s Presidential candidate as well as regularise the position of the National Chairman and other members of the National Working Committee is unacceptable.

“The NWC hereby suspends Dr. Bamanga Tukur and Aliyu Abuba Gurin, for one month and refers them to the National Disciplinary Committee for infringing on section 58(1)(a)(b)(h)(l) of the PDP Constitution 2012(as amended).”

With this statement, Tukur will not be able to attend the party’s National Convention in Abuja on December 10 and 11 where the party will ratify the candidature of President Goodluck Jonathan as its presidential candidate for the 2015 election.

He will also not be able to vote during the PDP governorship primary in his state, where one of his sons, is an aspirant.

But in an earlier statement, Tukur denied being the originator of the case which was aimed at stopping the party’s convention and also to oust Mu’azu.

He said he was joined in the suit filed by Gurin and that as expected of him, he filed his own counter affidavits, stating his own side of the case in relation to the case.

Tukur, in the statement issued by his Special assistant on Media, Prince Oliver Okpala, said he was a mere defendant in the case.

The statement said, “It has come to the notice of Tukur, the mis-representation of facts bothering on the case instituted against the National Chairman of the PDP and three others by a member of the party, Alhaji Aliyu Buba Gurin.

“It must be put forward in its proper legal and historical perspective that Alhaji Tukur never initiated nor filed any case against Mu’azu, contrary to reports making headlines in national dailies.

“The wrongful report and misrepresentation of facts to the effect that Tukur filed a case urging the court to oust Mu’azu out of office is not only untrue but gross distortion of facts relating to the case instituted and filed by Gurin.

“Tukur was joined in the suit as a co-defendant in the suit and as is required in law filed his own counter affidavits, stating his own side of the case in relation to the suit filed by the plaintiff, Gurin.”

He said co-defendant in a case could not by any imagination in law be deemed as a plantiff who initiated and filed a suit before a law court.

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Re: PDP Suspends Bamanga Tukur For Challenging Mu’azu by size40: 4:58pm On Dec 05, 2014
nawa ooooo! Bamanga Tukur that use to suspend fellow party members is d one being suspended today. This is how time flies. Well, its PDP thing sha. Maybe tommorow Adamu Mu'azu could equally be suspended for challenging Olisah Metu.

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