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Just in: PDP suspends prominent former governorship candidate Umar Nasko in Niger, gives reason

  • The Niger state chapter of the PDP has suspended a former governorship candidate, Umar Nasko
  • Nasko was accused of supporting the candidate of an opposition party, APGA, in the just concluded House of Reps bye-election in the state
  • The suspended chieftain was also accused of causing disaffection in the PDP and disrespecting the party’s leader, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu

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Magama LGA, Niger stateAlhaji Umar Nasko, a former governorship candidate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger state, has been suspended over alleged anti-party activities.

The Nation reported that Nasko was suspended from the party in the Magama local government area of the state.

Umar Nasko: PDP Suspends Former Governorship Candidate in Niger for Anti-Party Activities
The Niger state chapter of the PDP has suspended Umar Nasko, a former governorship candidate, for alleged anti-party activities.
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He was alleged to have sponsored the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the just concluded bye-election for the vacant Magama/Rijau Federal Constituency.

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Nasko was alleged to have also campaigned and directed all his supporters to vote for the APGA candidate against the candidate of his party, PDP.

Legit.ng gathers that the suspension and allegations were contained in a letter dated Friday, July 23.

According to the letter, the suspension was part of the resolutions proposed and adopted during an emergency meeting of the party.

Nasko accused of destabilising Niger PDP

Nasko was accused of instigating members against themselves and causing trouble and disaffection which allegedly led other members of the party to decamp to other political parties.

Nasko was specifically accused of fighting with the council chairman till the latter was forced to decamp to the rival All Progressives Congress (APC).

He was also accused of instigating members against the PDP leader PDP in Niger state, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu.

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APC reveals why PDP governors joined ruling party

Meanwhile, the APC has berated the PDP for criticising its members who defected to the ruling party.

The APC reiterated that it is unthinkable for the PDP to expect its members to remain with it having seen its fast depleting fortune.

Legit.ng gathered that the party said this while reacting to complaints by the PDP that it is coercing its members to dump the party.

Source: Legit.ng