Ibrahim Huseini, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chairman in Dekina Local Government Area, Kogi State, has been suspended indefinitely over allegations of misappropriating N19 million from the party’s account and issuing threats to members.
This was contained in a letter addressing the embattled chairman where he was also accused of engaging in anti-party activities during the November 2023 gubernatorial election.
In the letter dated January 21, 2024, officials of the PDP in Dekina LGA also noted that they were no longer sure of his capability to lead the party, adding that Huseini has no regards for established party protocols and institutions.
The letter by the party reads partly, “We, the Local Government and Ward Executives of Dekina Local Government Area, Kogi State, suspended you as Party Divisional Chairman on January 15, 2024, following a vote of no confidence by the majority executive at both local and ward levels.
“This decision stems from your mismanagement of party funds, open threats to executive members, and involvement in anti-party activities, particularly evident during the last presidential and state governorship elections in the state.
“You are hereby instructed to submit all party materials in your possession to the divisional secretary of the party. Your actions have hindered the progress of the party by not adhering to the provisions of the party constitution.”
The individuals who supported the vote of no confidence at the local and ward levels include Secretary Ademu Yusuf, Assistant Secretary Attai Joseph, Legal Adviser Jacob Atadoga, Auditor John Bala Amedu, Financial Secretary Usman Enema, Treasurer Salisu Shehu, Youth Leader Ayuba Amedu, and Ex-Official Danjuma Muhammed.
Additionally, Women Leader Alima Abuh and Vice Chairman Salami Muhammed Omede were also among those who endorsed his removal.
It is worth noting that at least eight ward chairmen supported his removal.