The State Executive Committee, SEC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Plateau State has suspended its chairman, Dr. Haruna Dabin from the party.
Dabin was accused of failure to render financial accounts to the party. He was also said to have deliberately refused to call regular meetings of the various organs of the party in the last one year, prompting some members to institute a suit against the party.
In a communique at the end of the SEC meeting at the Presidential Lodge, Jos, yesterday, read by the Chairman, Mangu Local Government Area, Mr Caleb Mutfwang, who represented elected council chairmen, it was stated that the Deputy Chairman, Raymond Dabo had been mandated to take over the running of the affairs of the party in acting capacity, pending the outcome of investigations by the party’s Disciplinary Committee.
A call put across to the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, ASP Dominic Esin for Police Comment was not picked.
The communique’ read, “Whereas majority of the members of the State Working Committee, SWC, of the party having been dissatisfied with the way the party in the state is being run, as evidenced by the failure and or refusal of the party leadership to call meetings of the different organs of the party as and when due and having requested that an extra-ordinary meeting of the SEC, be held;
“Having exhaustively examined the state of affairs resolved as follow: that the PDP remains the party of all Plateau people;
‘’ All wards of the party in the state are directed to ensure people wishing to join the party are encouraged to do so in line with the party’s constitution”.
“In view of the deliberate refusal by party Chairman, Dr. Dabin to call meetings of the various organs of the Party for unduly long period and his failure to render financial accounts to the party and instigating some members of the party to institute a lawsuit against the party, the SEC is constrained to suspend the chairman pending the outcome investigations by the party’s Disciplinary Committee within two weeks.”
Also, the party frowned at the tendency whereby some members rush to courts without exhausting the mechanisms provided by party’s constitution in settling disagreements and warned that it would mete appropriate disciplinary measures against those who engage in such habit.