Former Ibrahim Shema of Kastina State, has given the National Working Committe (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic (PDP) 48 hours to withdraw his suspension or consider him out of the party.
This was revealed in a letter dated March 24, 2023, and addressed to the national chairman of the party, Sen Iyorchia Ayu.
Shema, in the letter also asked the NWC to disband what he called the “illegal caretaker committee ” of the PDP in Katsina State and recognise the “duly elected” executive committee in the state.
The former governor said failure to rescind the decisions on the two issues he raised, the letter should serve as his formal and official withdrawal of membership from the PDP effective from Saturday, March 25, 2023.
“I cannot therefore continue to remain in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu’s laws who is duty bound to preserve, protect and defend our constitution within his limited powers.
“It is in the height of these developments that I make the following appeals: Rescind the National Working Committee (NWC) decision of unlawful dissolution of Katsina State duly elected Executive Committee and allow them to complete their tenure and disband the purported caretaker committee similar to which so many court decisions in the land have illegalised.
“Rescind the National Working Committee (NWC) decision of my suspension as a member of our party within the next Forty-Eight (48) hours.
“Take notice that failure to effect these two changes above within Forty-Eight (48) hours, this letter serves as the formal and official withdrawal of my membership from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) effective from Saturday, 25 March, 2023,” Shema said.
Recall that the PDP had on Thursday suspended Shema alongise former governor of Ekiti State, Ayo Fayose; former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim among others.
The party also referred Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State to a disciplinary committee.