Suspended PDP Chairman Hangs On

Embattled chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau, Damishi Sango, says he remains the substantive chairman of the party in the north-central state.

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Concise News understands that Sango, alongside his deputy, Amos Gombi, were on Wednesday suspended by 16 members of the party’s State Executive Council (SEC) over alleged diversion of campaign fund.

In his reaction at a press conference on Thursday in Jos, Sango said the suspension was in variance with the party’s constitution, and described it as illegal.

He denied diverting any fund, saying that campaign funds were solely handled by the state campaign council which was made of several members.

He also denied diverting N3.1 million generated to support the IDPs and the N2.6 million meant for a retreat, noting that the money for the displaced persons was used to purchase food items for them, while the money for the retreat is intact in the bank.

“You are all aware of the recent happenings within our great party in the state where some few elements among us said they have suspended me and the deputy chairman,” the former sports minister said.

“But I want to unequivocally say that I remain the PDP chairman.

“These are misguided elements within us who want to cause confusion, unfortunately their action is a nullity because it is illegal and against the constitution of the party.

“We shall not allow impunity and brigandage in our party and if they want to remove me, they must follow due process. I have no skeleton in my cupboard and so my hands are clean.”