Former representative of Kaduna North Senatorial District, Suleiman Hunkuyi, narrowly escaped being expelled from the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna State when the State Working Committee on Monday reviewed the recommendation of a disciplinary committee from expulsion to six months suspension.
The Senator and six others were on May 16 suspended from the party over alleged anti-party activities.
The party said the measure was backed by section 57 (3) of its constitution 2017, as amended.
It had stated that the said members were expected to appear before a disciplinary committee on a date and time to be announced by the committee.
The members include Hunkuyi, Hon. Hashim Garba, Dr. Mato Dogara, Ibrahim Lazuru, Dr. John Danfulani, Lawal Imam Adamu and Ubale Salmanduna.
However, in a statement made available to journalists on Tuesday evening, the State Publicity Secretary of the PDP caretaker committee, Abraham Catoh, said the seven-man disciplinary committee headed by Hon. Hamza Ishaq Danmahawayi had sent letters of invitation to all the suspended members to appear before it, but only Garba appeared to defend the allegations against him.
It stated: “Dr Matoh Dogara and Ibrahim Lazuru, who sent letters of apology for being indisposed, shunned appearance before the committee to defend the allegations against them. The rest shunned appearance.”