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Kwara PDP suspends youth leader over comment against Saraki

The Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended indefinitely its youth leader, Prince Haliru Dantsoho Mahmoud. Mahmoud had in a viral…

The Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended indefinitely its youth leader, Prince Haliru Dantsoho Mahmoud.

Mahmoud had in a viral video demanded the leader of the party and former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, to give an account on how the 2023 presidential election funds were spent in the state.

Days after the demand, the secretary of the party in the state, Mall. Abdulrazaq Lawal, resigned citing “personal reasons.”

But the party said the decision to suspend Dantsoho was taken after the meeting of the State Working Committee (SWC) yesterday to review the report of the disciplinary committee on the matter.

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“The report received from the disciplinary committee showed clearly that the state youth leader was guilty of all the charges brought against him by party members who petitioned the state party echelon.

“After consideration of the report, the SWC of the party, has taken the decision to suspend the state youth leader indefinitely”, a statement by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Prince Tunji Moronfoye said.

Contacted for comment, Dantsoho told our correspondent in a telephone chat that the suspension does not “Address the fundamental questions about how the presidential campaign fund was spent.”

He said, “Funds were released and received during the presidential election. My only offence was to ask how much was released, who received it and how it was disbursed, which is my right as a member of the party. Until this is addressed, the issue will still be lingering. But I still maintain my stand on those three fundamental questions.”