PDP expels Jigawa deputy governor for defecting to APC



The deputy governor of Jigawa, Alhaji Ahmad Mahmud has been expelled from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for alleged anti-party activities, PM News reports.

This was contained in a statement signed by the PDP chairman of Galagamma ward in Gumel, Jigawa, Alhaji Ibrahim Kafinta, made available to NAN on Monday in Dutse.

His expulsion comes shortly after reports that Mahmud and thousands of PDP followers defected to the All Progressives Congress in the state. Mahmud’s defection somes barely a week to the governorship election in the state.

Perhaps unperturbed by his defection, the chairman said the decision to expel Mahmud was taken during a stakeholders meeting held in his ward.

Kafinta alleged that the deputy governor had sabotaged PDP during the recent National Assembly election.

He said that the Gumel Local Government headquarters of the party, had endorsed the expulsion.

Efforts by NAN to get the comments of the deputy governor on the matter, was futile as he neither picked a call nor replied a text message sent to him.

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