The crisis in Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) crisis in Borno State escalated on Monday when a faction suspended the state deputy chairman, Bunu Satomi, and the legal adviser, Abdu Jidda.
The party’s state publicity secretary, Amos Adziba in a statement issued in Maiduguri on Monday, disclosed that Satomi has been suspended as the deputy chairman and would be replaced by Peter Sabo to oversee the office affairs pending investigation.
Adziba also said the Legal Officer, Jidda has also been suspended with immediate effect and would be replaced by Ali Azu.
He further urged party supporters to remain calm and law-abiding as the decision was not taken based on ignorance but in accordance with the constitution of the party.
He said: “The meeting today which was summoned by the state secretary on the directive of the state chairman and had in attendance the state chairman, secretary, members of the state working committee.
“The meeting also had in attendance the 27 local government chairmen and other stakeholders in accordance with sections 35 and 36 of our party constitution.
“We resolved as follows; that Satomi is hereby suspended as the state deputy chairman, Mr Peter Sabo, to replace and oversee the office affairs of his office pending investigation.
“That Jidda is hereby suspended and replaced by Mr Ali Azur with effect from now and to oversee the office affairs of the legal officer pending the investigation.
“We urge party supporters to remain calm and be law-abiding as this decision was not taken based on ignorance or prejudice but in accordance with the constitution of the party as we are bent on ensuring the party remains in good shape.”
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