PDP Suspends Ex- Kaduna Governor, Makarfi, 5 others for Alleged Anti-party Activities

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By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

Former interim national chairman and former Kaduna State Governor, Senator Ahmed Muhammad Makarfi has been suspended by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He was suspended over alleged anti party activities by the party along with five others in his local government.

A two-page suspension notice, dated Sunday, May 14th, 2023, signed by the Chairman, Tudun-Wada Makarfi Ward, Saidu Aliyu and five others, said the suspension was as a result of persistent contravention of the party’s constitution.

The letter of suspension notice read in parts: “You are hereby notified that as a result of your persistent contravention of the provisions of Sections 58 [3] [1, 58 [1] (h) and 58 (s] of the Constitution of the Peoples Democratic Party (as Amended in 2017), to wit; engaging in anti-party activities, promoting factions within the Party, and causing disaffection among members of the Party all at the Tudun-Wada Makarfi Ward of Makarfi Local Government”.

“Showing yourself to be highly self-opinionated and intolerant of dissenting views irrespective of their merit, fractionalizing the Party using your influence as a member of the national leadership of the Party”.

“Undermining the Party’s laid down guidelines and procedures in the day to day management of the affairs of the Party,

“Engineering and promoting the arbitrary expulsion of loyal members of our Party at the Tudun Wada Ward without recourse to due process”, it stated.

The party in the letter, also accused the former Governor, Senator Makarfi for undermining the party’s mobilization during the recently concluded general elections by engineering a skewed distribution of the resources meant for campaign mobilization for the Elections.

“The Executive Committee of the Tudun Wada Ward of Makarfi Local Government Area, therefore at its meeting held on May 14, 2025, resolved to suspend you forthwith from your membership with the Tudun Wada Makarfi Ward of the Kaduna State Peoples Democratic Party pending further appropriate disciplinary action against you”.the letter said.

Makarfi was a former Governor of Kaduna state and ex- interim national caretaker chairman of the PDP.

The party has consistently lost elections in his local government, Kaduna in 2015 and 2019. He’s an ardent and veteran PDP member and not known to have ever decamped to any other political party platform since 1999 when he was elected governor on the party’s platform.

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