Crisis rocks Bauchi PDM, Chairman, Secretary suspended over alleged anti-party activities
Barely one month after the 2019 general elections, a leadership crisis has hit Bauchi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) which has led to the suspension of the State Chairman and Secretary, Alkali Abdu and Sani Mohammed Waziri respectively over alleged anti-party activities.
The duo were immediately replaced by the PDM Chairman, Katagum Local Government, Alhaji Muhammadu Jaudo as acting chairman and Alhaji Adamu Hassan, PDM Chairman, Ganjuwa Local Government as acting Secretary according to a letter to that effect from the party.
The suspension was contained in a letter addressed to the party’s National Chairman notifying him of the dissolution of the party’s State Working Committee signed by the acting Chairman and Secretary and copied to the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), State Commissioner of Police, Director State Security Service (DSS) and the Chairman, Bauchi State Council, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
The letter contained that, “As a result of a letter of suspension dated 4th April, 2019 by PDM Chairmen of all the local government in Bauchi State, an emergency meeting of PDM Bauchi State State Executive Committee held on Monday 8th April, 2019 have resolved to dissolve the State Working committee under the leadership of Alkali Abdu and the State Secretary, Sani Muhammed Waziri”.
In the letter of suspension, the suspended chairman and Secretary were accused of among other things putting the party into unending crises stating that, their leadership failed to call meetings to solve simple problems which could not have escalated into crises.
They are also accused of a high level of indiscipline contrary to Article 18.6 of the Peoples Democratic Movement constitution (Amended 2014).
The chairman and Secretary were also accused of alleged disregard for the party’s constitution and failure to render financial statement as well as alleged attempt to disorganise the party through outside influence.
All efforts to get the reaction of the suspected leaders as at the time of filing this report proved abortive as calls put through to their numbers did not connect as their phones were switched off.