The Niger State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has suspended its Deputy Chairman, Aminu Yussuf.
Yussuf was suspended over allegations of anti-party activities and gross misconduct.
The decision to suspend Yussuf was taken at an emergency meeting of the State Working Committee in Minna, the state capital on Tuesday.
The allegations were brought against the suspended deputy chairman by the Wushishi local government area of the party and the Niger North Senatorial District.
Yussuf is said to be making moves to defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC, before the end of February following his suspension.
A short statement signed by the State Secretary of the Party, Abdullahi Santali said Aminu Yussuf was found guilty of all the allegations.
“That Alhaji Aminu Yussuf, the state Deputy Chairman was found guilty of all the allegations.
“He is hereby suspended from office to allow for investigations of complaints against him,” he said.