You have no power to suspend Ondo chairman, PDP tells members
The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, on Tuesday, rejected the suspension of the chairman of its Ondo State chapter, Fatai Adams.
Earlier, the State Working Committee of the PDP announced Adams’s suspension for alleged anti-party activities.
But the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, in a statement on Tuesday, said the party’s national working group declared the said suspension null and void and of no effect.
Ologunagba revealed that the suspension is not consistent with the provisions of the Constitution of the PDP and laid down rules.
The statement partly read, “For emphasis, no State Working Committee has the power whatsoever to contemplate or suspend a state chairman without due recourse to the National Working Committee as provided by the Constitution of the PDP.
“The PDP is an organised political party governed by strict adherence to the provisions of its Constitution and rules and will not allow any individual or group at any level to violate its Constitution and rules.
“The NWC cautions those involved in this illegal act in defiance of the PDP Constitution to retrace their steps as the NWC will not hesitate to take appropriate disciplinary or punitive actions to preserve the stability of our party and the sanctity of our Constitution and rules.
“The NWC states that Mr. Fatai Adams remains the Chairman of the Ondo State Chapter of the PDP and charges all leaders, critical stakeholders, members and supporters of our party in Ondo State and the nation to disregard the purported suspension.”
The party, however, urged all its members in the state to remain united and continue to work together in the overall interest of the PDP and the people.