Damilola Oyedele in Abuja
The caretaker committee of the People Democratic Movement (PDM) had denied reports that its National Chairman, Malam Bashir Ibrahim, and members of the National Working Committee (NWC) were sacked for squandering party funds.
The party in a statement issued tuesday and signed by its Interim Chairman, Hon. Munir Garba and Secretary, Hon. Ifeanyi Egwe, said the sack was not due to wrong doing, but due to a need for a reorganisation of the party to move it forward.
The statement read: “The attention of the caretaker committee members of the PDM has been drawn to the rumour circulating, alleging that the National Executive Committee led by Malam Bashir Ibrahim was dissolved because it had squandered billions of naira belonging to the party.
“We dispute this allegation and inform the public that Bashir and the entire former members of the national executive of the PDM was dissolved not because of any wrong doing but because the majority of the NEC members wanted the reorganisation of the party to move it forward,” it read.