Kaduna PDP Reverses Expulsion Of Hunkuyi, Hands Over Impostor To Security Agencies

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Kaduna State PDP Chairman, Honourable Felix Hassan Hyat (middle) Vice Chairman Kaduna NUJ, Alhaji Mohammed Sabiu (left) and Kaduna PDP Publicity Secretary, Alberah Catoh during a press briefing on Sunday March 10, 2019 at the NUJ Secretariat.


*John Danfulani, Ubale Salmanduna expelled

By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Kaduna State chapter has reversed it’s decision to expel Senator Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi from the party.
A statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Abraham Alberah Catoh said that the suspension would last for six months. 

“Sen.Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi’s recommended dismissal from the Party is reviewed to six(6) months suspension, with effect from 16/5/2020

“Hon. Dr.Matoh Dogara’s recommended suspension for six(6) months is reviewed to three(3) Months, with effect from 16/5/2020
“Dr. John Danfulani’s recommended dismissal from the Party is upheld, with effect from today,26/5/2020.
“Hon. Hashimu Garba’s suspension has been lifted as recommended and his reprimand  upheld,with effect from today, 26/5/2020
“Hon. Ibrahim A. Lazuru’s recommended suspension for six(6) months from the Party is reviewed to three(3) months,with effect from 16/5/2020
“Ubale Salmanduna’s recommended dismissal from the Party is upheld,with effect from today,26/5/2020
“Imam Lawal Adamu  is confirmed not to be a validly registered member of the Party. He is therefore  declared an impersonator,” it stated.

The State Care Taker Committee (CTC), of the People’s Democratic Party, Kaduna State, at its maiden meeting, held on the 16/5/2020, after its preliminary hearings on alleged anti party activities by the following people:1.Sen. Suleiman othman Hunkuyi2.Hon. Hashimu Garba Anchau3.Dr. Matoh Dogara4.Hon. Ibrahim Lazuru5.Dr. John Danfulani6.Alh. Imam Lawal Adamu7.Ubale Salmanduna
Suspended them pursuant to the provisions of Section 57(1) (3) of the Constitution of the People’s Democratic Party,2017 as amended and directed  the suspended members to appear before the Disciplinary Committee set up by the CTC. 
The CTC constituted a 7-Man Disciplinary Committee made up of the following people :
1.Hon. Hamza Ishaq Danmahawayi – Chairman 2.Rt.Hon. Ahmed Hassan Jumare – Member3.Hon. Maria S. Dogo – Member4.Hon. John M. Bezard – Member 5.Hon Daniel Amos – Member 6.Hon. Lawal Balarabe – Member 7.Hon. Barr. Simon Y. Arabo – Member/Secretary
TERMS OF REFERENCE
1.To determine the role of members of the party suspended in trying to destabilize the party and promote indiscipline.
2.To ascertain specifically the participation/ involvement of the suspended members in recent publications that have created a negative image of the party in general as well as impugn the integrity of some party leaders in particular and the impact of such on the party.
3.To examine any other matter that may be connected to 1&2 above and make appropriate recommendations to the State Care Taker Committee, CTC.
4.The Committee shall be guided in its deliberations and conclusions, by the 2017 PDP Constitution as amended.
5.The Committee is to submit its report within 7 Days. 
Upon Inauguration of the Disciplinary Committee, pro bono publico,they proceeded into actions to carry out its mandate in the context of the Terms and References.
Letters of invitation were sent to all the suspended members to appear before it, but only Hon.Hashimu  Garba appeared before the Committee to defend the allegations against him. Dr Matoh Dogara and Ibrahim Lazuru,who sent letters of apology for being indisposed, shunned appearance before the Committee to defend the allegations against them. The rest shunned appearance.
The Committee continued with its assignment and arrived at the following Recommendations:
RECOMMENDATIONS
The Disciplinary Committee recommended the following measures:
1. That Sen. Suleiman othman Hunkuyi be expelled from the party for breach of the party Constitution. 
2.That Hon.Hashimu Garba Anchau’s suspension be lifted and he be reprimanded.
3.That Hon.Ibrahim Lazuru of Lazuru Ward,Lere Local Government,  be suspended for six months from the party with effect from 16/5/2020.
4.That Dr. John Danfulani from Awong Ward, Kachia Local Government, be expelled from the party, pronto.
5.That Ubale Salmanduna of Limanci Ward, Zaria Local Government be expelled from the party,pronto.
6.Dr.Matoh Dogara of Kurama Ward,Lere Local Government, be suspended for a period of six months from the party with effect from 16/5/2020
7.That Alh.Imam Lawal Adamu of Soba Ward,Soba Local Government be expelled from the party without further delay. 
The Disciplinary Committee also observed that by the spirit and letter of the Constitution of the party, the party should establish Standing Disciplinary Committees at all levels of the party. 
After due consultations with some critical stakeholders of the party, the State Working Committee,SWC, of the Care Taker Committee,CTC, met on the 25/5/2020 to consider and  reviewed the Recommendations of the Disciplinary Committee thus :
1. Sen.Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi’s recommended dismissal from the Party is reviewed to six(6) months suspension, with effect from 16/5/2020
2. Hon. Dr.Matoh Dogara’s recommended suspension for six(6) months is reviewed to three(3) Months, with effect from 16/5/2020
3. Dr. John Danfulani’s recommended dismissal from the Party is upheld,with effect from today,26/5/2020.
4. Hon. Hashimu Garba’s suspension has been lifted as recommended and his reprimand  upheld,with effect from today,26/5/2020
5. Hon. Ibrahim A. Lazuru’s recommended suspension for six(6) months from the Party is reviewed to three(3) months,with effect from 16/5/2020
6. Ubale Salmanduna’s recommended dismissal from the Party is upheld,with effect from today,26/5/2020
7. Imam Lawal Adamu  is confirmed not to be a validly registered member of the Party. He is therefore  declared an impersonator.All security agencies and relevant Organizations to be notified.
The State Executive Committee,SEC, sat today,26/5/2020 and approved the Disciplinary decisions taken by the State Working Committee of the Party.
Signed:Abraham Alberah CatohState Publicity Secretary,PDP,CTC,KDS

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