PDP nullifies suspension of national vice chairman

A member of the Board of Trustee (BOT) for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prof Sam Oyovbaire, has described the reasons put forward for defection to All Progressives Congress (APC), by the three (3) PDP governors as baseless, illogical and untenable to the doctrines of democratic principles, norms and values.

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP has declared the purported suspension of the party National Vice Chairman, South-South, Chief Dan Orbih, by the Edo North Senatorial leadership of the party “a nullity“.

The party stated this in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, on Friday in Abuja.

The NWC said that it noted with serious concerns the pronouncements of certain members in the Edo chapter of the party.

It said that while the national leadership noted the issues and complaints raised by some stakeholders in Edo it, however, enjoined the chapter to be guided by the provisions of the party`s constitution.

It urged them to be guided by the party constitution with regard to the imposition of sanctions on party officers at any level, stressing that the rules were clear and must be adhered to.

“Consequently, the purported suspension of Orbih, a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of our party, by the Edo North Senatorial leadership of the party is statutorily beyond its powers and to that effect a nullity.

“The NWC, however, assures (all) that it is taking strong steps to ensure amicable resolution of all issues and ensure that the interests of all members in the chapter are protected,” Ologbondiyan said.

The NWC urged all members in Edo to remain united and focused, especially at the time that Nigerians were looking up to the party for direction ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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