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Confusion As Niger PDP Deputy Chairman Decamps To APC

The Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State, Aminu Yusuf has dumped the PDP for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Yusuf’s defection from the main opposition party, PDP is coming two weeks after the Minority Whip of the State House of Assembly, Liman Iya dumped the PDP at the floor of the house.

Meanwhile, the PDP after an emergency meeting on Friday morning issued a press statement saying Aminu Yusuf never decamped from the party because the PDP has not received any letter from him to communicate his defection from the party.

The PDP in a statement signed by the secretary in Niger State, Abdullahi Santali said Yusuf has therefore been suspended due to various allegations against him.

“No member is above the law and every member should strive to adhere to the rules and regulations of the party with a view to improving its fortunes in the state,” the statement read in part.

The allegations against Yusuf, according to the statement by the PDP include gross misconduct, anti-party activities and ‘engaging in conducts unbecoming of a party executive.’