PDP Suspends Bamanga Tukur

By Post Nigeria December 4, 2014 17:05

PDP Suspends Bamanga Tukur

The Peoples Democratic Party has suspended its former chairman, Bamanga Tukur for instituting a suit against the current chairman, Adamu Mu’azu without first exhausting internal redress avenues.

Mr. Tukur had in September, at the Federal High Court Abuja filed a claim arguing that he did not resign voluntarily when he left the position.

He claimed that he was forced to resign his post as the national chairman of the party in order to pave the way for the return of the seven governors who had defected.

On the 31st of August 2013, while the PDP Special National Convention was going on, the unexpected happened, after the speech by President Goodluck Jonathan, what was later known commonly as G5, five of the PDP governors, Abdufatah Ahmed of Kwara, Babangida Aliyu of Niger, Musa Kwankwaso of Kano, Sule Lamido of Jigawa and Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto states, stormed out of Eagle Square, venue of the party’s convention in Abuja, to form a faction of the party called the New Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP.

Governors Murtala Nyako of Adamawa and Chibuike Amaechi of Rivers States, who were barred from attending the convention, also joined the other governors to form the nPDP. Many believed they were going to all become members of the APC when it finally settled as a political party.