The state working committee has suspended PDP Chairman in Zamfara State, retired Colonel Bala Mande.
Mande was suspended from the party for a variety of reasons, one of which being alleged anti-party activity.
According to a statement by the state’s party publicity secretary, Abba Bello, the Chairman is suspended pending the conclusion of an inquiry into claims that he sold the party’s secrets for gratification.
The statement reads, “This becomes necessary owing to the fact that the State Chairman has been conducting the affairs of the party without the involvement of the State Working Committee, selling secrets to higher bidders for gratification.”
The statement went on to say that his acts were in clear violation of the various sections.
this has become necessary to forestall the abuse of power and the derailment of the rules governing the running of the party by Col Mande (retd.).
“The suspension is for a period of one month, this is expedient to allow the Working Committee to constitute a panel of inquiry into the allegation.
“Considering the foregoing, the Vice-Chairman, Kaura Namoda zone, Mallam Ali Namoda, will oversee the activities of the party for the period of his suspension.”
In addition to this, it was mentioned that the state working committee had established a commission of investigation to look into the allegations.
Members of the panel include Ahmed Sani, Kaura Chairman; Bala Zurmi, Member; Sanin Baba, member; Abdulhadi Ahmed, member; Suwaiba Bako, Member; Abul Mustapha, member; and Ibrahim Jibril, who was to serve as Secretary.