Katsina CPC dismisses Sen. Danmarke, 6 others

The Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) in Katsina State has dismissed Lado Danmarke, who contested for the state governorship elections on the party’s platform in 2011, and six other top members of the party for alleged anti-party activities.

The other members dismissed are a member representing Danmusa/Safana/Batsari Federal Constituency, Gambo Musa; Abdu Yandoma, Ahmed Sani-Store, Mamman Danmusa, Bashir Kurfi and Tijjani Zango.

Faruq Adamu Aliyu, the state Caretaker Chairman of the party, announced the dismissal at a news conference in Katsina on Thursday.

He said the affected members were dismissed following a decision by the party after allegedly finding them involved in anti-party activities.

He said some of the affected members are working for the PDP government.

“They also connived actively to ensure that we lost the governorship election in the state,” he said.

Mr. Aliyu said, in line with the party’s Constitution and Electoral Act and the Nigerian Constitution the party has dissolved the CPC leadership of Kurfi, Batsari, Sandamu, Bakori and Danja local councils.

A seven-man caretaker committee has been appointed for each of those local governments, he added.

On the member representing Danmusa/Safana/Batsari Federal Constituency, Mr. Musa, who has also been dismissed, Mr. Aliyu said: “We are initiating a process to recall him from the National Assembly.”

However, when contacted, Mamman Danmusa, former state Chairman, Elders’ Committee of the party, said “the issue of dismissal is Faruq Adamu Aliyu’s problem.”

Similarly, Mr. Kurfi, who has also been dismissed, said “we will not talk now until we hear.”

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