The immediate past Governor of Katsina State, Shehu Shema, has given the Peoples Democratic Party a 48-hour ultimatum to rescind his suspension from the party.
The past Governor also gave the PDP another ultimatum to rescind its dissolution of the Katsina State executive committee.
Shema informed the party that if it fail to consider his two proposals within the next 48 hours it means he had ceased to be a member of the party.
This he stated in a petition he wrote, signed and submitted to the PDP National Chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, on Friday 24 March, 2023.
The petition read,
“I am a member of the National Executive Council, Board of Trustees( BOT) and caucus member of our party and know as of law and fact that the dissolution of a lawfully elected Katsina State executive committee cannot bear constitutional validity just as my suspension from the party.
“It is pertinent to state categorically here that chapter 10 of the PDP constitution (2017) as amended (Disciplinary Procedure), particularly section 56(6)(7) and section 59 (3), were not adhered to in reaching these decisions which clearly demonstrate contempt for democracy.
“It is in the light of these developments that I make the following appeals: Rescind the National Working Committee 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 rendered illegal.
“Rescind the National Working Committee decision of my suspension as member of our party within the next fouty eight hours (48hrs).
“Take notice that failure to effect the two changes above within 48 hours, this letter serves as my formal and official withdrawal of my membership from the Peoples Democratic Party, effective from Saturday, 25, March,2023.”