Kogi PDP suspends chairman over alleged N19m fraud

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The chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Dekina Local Government Area, Kogi State, Ibrahim Huseini, has been suspended indefinitely.

Huseini, before his indefinite suspension, was accused of misappropriating N19 million from the party’s account and issuing threats to members. He was also accused of engaging in anti-party activities during the last gubernatorial election in November 2023.

The suspension of Huseini was contained in a letter dated January 21, 2024, in which officials of PDP in Dekina LGA passed a vote of no confidence in the embattled chairman.

The PDP Local Government Working Committee in Dekina accused the embattled chairman of disrespecting established party protocols and institutions.

The letter stated: “We, the Local Government and Ward Executives of Dekina Local Government Area, Kogi State, suspended you as Party Divisional Chairman on January 15, 2024, following a vote of no confidence by the majority executive at both local and ward levels.

“This decision stems from your mismanagement of party funds, open threats to executive members, and involvement in anti-party activities, particularly evident during the last presidential and state governorship elections in the state.

“You are hereby instructed to submit all party materials in your possession to the divisional secretary of the party. Your actions have hindered the progress of the party by not adhering to the provisions of the party constitution.”

Among those who were signatories to the vote of no confidence, at local and ward levels, are Secretary Ademu Yusuf, Assistant Secretary Attai Joseph, Legal Adviser Jacob Atadoga, Auditor John Bala Amedu, Financial Secretary Usman Enema, Treasurer Salisu Shehu, Youth Leader Ayuba Amedu, and Ex-Official Danjuma Muhammed.

Others include Women Leader Alima Abuh and Vice Chairman Salami Muhammed Omede.

At least eight ward chairmen endorsed his removal.

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