The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended its Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Gamawa Babayo over allegations of dereliction of duty and anti-party activity.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan said Babayo was suspended by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party which held an extra-ordinary session on January 5 where it critically reviewed the petition against him.

“The NWC found merit in the petition on allegation of dereliction of duty and anti-party activity as contained in Section 58 (1) e, f, g, h of the PDP Constitution.

“Therefore, in exercise of section 29 (2) a, b and c, the NWC hereby invokes Section 59 (1) d of the constitution of the PDP on the Deputy National Chairman (North) and accordingly suspends him from the party immediately,” Ologbondiyan said.

The PDP has recently been hit by a gale of defections in the North-West and North-East  chapters of the party.

On Monday, President Muhammadu Buhari formally received members of the PDP Support Groups from the North East who defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).