The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended the party’s immediate past National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur, for one month.
A statement issued on Thursday by the party’s National Legal Adviser, Victor Kwom, said Tukur had been referred to the party’s National Disciplinary Committee for appropriate actions.
Tukur had approached a Federal High Court in Abuja, seeking the removal of the party’s incumbent national chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, from office.
In the said suit, the former chairman had challenged his ouster in January and prayed the court to re-instate him as the party’s helmsman.
The statement added that the former chairman was suspended for instituting the law suit without exploring and exhausting available internal party channels of dispute resolution.
The statement said: “The NWC deliberated on the court case instituted against the National Chairman of the party, Ahmed Adamu Mu’azu by the former National Chairman, Dr. Bamanga Tukur.
“The NWC reasoned that for instituting a claim and counter claim in suit FHC/ABJ /821/2014; Gurin vs PDP & three others without first exploring and exhausting the party’s internal mechanism of redress and for attempting to stop the forthcoming national convention to nominate the party’s presidential candidate as well as regularize the position of the National Chairman and other members of the National Working Committee is unacceptable.
“The NWC hereby suspends Dr. Bamanga Tukur and Aliyu Abuba Gurin for one month and refers them to the National Disciplinary Committee for infringing on section 58(1) (a) (b) ( h)( l) of the PDP Constitution 2012( as amended).”