The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has debunked reports that it suspended Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State; and Babangida Aliyu, an ex-governor of Niger State, from the party.
The PDP made the clarification in a statement signed by Kola Ologbondiyan, its National Publicity Secretary, on Sunday.
According to the main opposition party, the reports that Kwankwaso was suspended from the party was circulated by “some mischievous individuals”.
It explained that no organ of the party has made a recommendation or announced the suspension of the former Kano governor from the party.
The statement read: “The PDP states clearly that Senator Kwankwaso is not suspended from the party adding that any claim of suspension by any individual or group, purporting to be representing any organ of our party at any level, is mere fabrication and should be discountenanced.
“The PDP stresses that the provisions of the constitution of the PDP are very clear on the suspension of a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC), if and when such occasion arises, and cautioned those behind the misleading claims to desist henceforth.”
In the same vein, the PDP refuted reports that it has also suspended Aliyu from the party.
The party warned individuals peddling the controversial reports to stop, lamenting that “it will not accept such reckless adventure by such misguided individuals”.
The statement read: “Similarly, the PDP states that the former Niger state governor, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, has not been suspended by the party as mischievously published in certain quarters.
“Our party frowns as such fabrications aimed at subverting the stability of our party and trigger disagreements and suspicions within our ranks.”
The PDP urged its members in Kano and Niger states “to be at alert, resist distractions and continue to work together”.