By Wilson Adekumola
The Council Caretaker Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Namnai Ward of Gassol Local Government Area in Taraba State, Asali MB Biro, has been suspended by the executive committee on alleged anti-party activities.
According to Daily Post, this was made known in a copies of his suspension letter, signed by the party’s ward secretary, Ismaila Usman, which was made available to journalists on Wednesday in Jalingo, the State capital.
The letter ordered the embattled chairman to, as a matter of urgency, hand over the party’s property under his care to the Namnai ward party chairman.
In the said letter, his suspension, “is as a result of your anti-party activities during the just concluded general elections.”
The party alleged that the chairman in question was seen “openly campaigning against our great party in all the categories of the elections.”
The letter also alleged that the Caretaker chairman physically attacked one of the party’s agents, his act, according to them, “caused our party to lose in your polling unit.”
Citing some sections of the party’s constitution, among which include Section 58 (1)(f) and 59(1)(d), his actions, the party said “contravened the aforementioned sections of the party’s constitution, hence “your suspension from our great party.”
Contacted for confirmation, the leadership of the party in the state admitted knowledge of the suspension, but reassured its determination to wade in.
It was, however, gathered that the embattled council boss could not be reached at the time of filing this report, one of his close associates denied the allegations levelled against him, stating that “the suspension will not hold water.”