By Justina Asishana, Minna
Former Niger Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate Alhaji Umar Nasko has been suspended over alleged anti-party activities.
Nasko, who was suspended from the party in Magama local government area, was alleged to have sponsored and assisted the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate in the just concluded bye-election for the vacant Magama/Rijau Federal Constituency with funds and campaign vehicles.
He was alleged to have also campaigned and directed all his supporters to vote for the APGA candidate against the PDP candidate.
The suspension and allegations were contained in a letter to Niger PDP titled, ‘Notice of suspension of Umar Muhammed Nasko from the PDP, Magama local government Area, Niger state’.
The letter dated 23rd July was signed by the PDP local government chairman, Aminu Mohammed and the assistant Secretary, Tasiu Musa.
According to the letter, the suspension was part of the resolutions proposed and adopted during an emergency meeting of the party.
The letter reads: “The former Gubernatorial candidate of Niger state, Alhaji Umar Muhammed Nasko is hereby suspended fork the party in Magama local government area.
” The allegations levelled on his are strong allegations of anti-party activities in the just concluded bye-election for the vacant Magama/Rijau Federal Constituency where he campaigned and directed all his supporters to vote for APGA candidate against PDP candidate and assisted the APGA candidate with funds and campaign vehicles.
“He refused to attend party meetings and activities in Magama Local Government. He has been instigating members against themselves and causing trouble and disaffection which led other members of the party to decamp to other political parties.
“A typical example is his constant antagonism with council chairman who he fought till the Chairman was forced to decamp to the rival APC.
“He has been instigating members against the leader of our great party (PDP) in Niger State, Dr Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, who he disrespects and does not accord him his due respect as the former governor and leader of the party in the State.”