From Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in the November, 2019 governorship election in Kogi state, Abubakar Ibrahim, has been expelled from the party for his alleged involvement in anti-party activities.
Ibrahim, who is also the son of former Governor Ibrahim Idris of Kogi state was found guilty of his actions by the Disciplinary Committee set up by his home PDP Icheke Ward in Omala Local Government Area to investigate allegations against him.
The petition against Abubakar Ibrahim who was investigated and found him guilty include; challenging the outcome of the PDP governorship primaries which declared Musa Wada as its candidate in Court without resorting to the party as required by the party constitution.
“His action, according to the petition is a contravention of section 58(1) (L) of the PDP constitution (as amended in 2017).”
Abubakar Ibrahim was also alleged to have never participated in the party’s meetings or any other official activities of the party either at ward or local government level which contravenes section 58(I) (e) of the constitution of the party (as amended, 2017).
“After due consideration of the report and your bluntly refusal to appear before the disciplinary committee to defend yourself of the allegations levelled against you, we the members of Icheke Ward Executive Council of PDP at a meeting on the 15th day of April, 2020 have unanimously resolved to expel you from our party after finding you guilty of the offences.” The letter from the ward read in part
In a swift reaction, Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim described his expulsion as a mere political gimmick to enable him aborts his legal tussle.
Abubakar said the party at his ward level in Icheke, who read out his expulsion letter, only followed a script orchestrated by some persons at the state level afraid of him securing victory on his legal tussle at the Supreme Court.