Is there problem in the camp of the Peoples Democratic Party?

The National Working Committee (NWC), in its extra-ordinary session on the 5th of January 2019, among other things, critically reviewed the petition against the Deputy National Chairman (North) Senator Gamawa Babayo.  

In a statement signed by the party's National publicity secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, 'the NWC found merit in the petition on allegation of dereliction of duty and anti-party activity as contained in Section 58 (1) e, f, g, h of the PDP Constitution.  

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'Therefore, in exercise of section 29 (2) a, b and c, the NWC hereby invokes Section 59 (1) d of the constitution of the PDP on the Deputy National Chairman (North) and accordingly suspends him from the party immediately'.

The PDP has faced a fresh round of defections in the last few days.

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari received various members of the PDP Support Groups from the North-east, who defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

In Kano, a former governorship candidate, Bello Sani-Gwarzo, dumped the party and also joined the APC.