S’W PDP reverses suspension of nine PDP chieftains in Ondo East

March 31, 2021

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The South-West Zonal Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP has voided the suspension of nine Ondo State chieftains of the party.

In a letter dated March 29, 2021, the Southwest PDP Caretaker Committee Secretary, Daisi Akintan, said that the suspension of the nine members did not follow the procedures of the constitution of the party.

Starnews Nigeria reports that the Ondo State chapter of the PDP had on February suspended nine members of the Ondo East local government executives, Olaniyan Federick (Chairman), Olu Falekulo (deputy chairman), Victoria Akintinde (LG women leader), Idowu Akintinehin (LG Youth Leader, Chief Coastal Oladehin (LG Auditor), Omoniyi Bandoke (LG legal adviser), Akinkuowo Gibson (LG Asst PRO), Tomori Nathaniel (Ex Officio) and Adegbulugbe Christiana (Ex Officio).

According to the letter, the nine suspended party executives were neither queried nor given a fair hearing before their suspension by the Ondo State Working Committee of the PDP.

The party called on the Adam Fatai led State Executives in OndoState to allow the Bukola Saraki-led National Reconciliation Committee to look into all grievances and assuage same among members.

“Consequent upon the above, the Committee diligently considered their appeals severally and relying on Section 57(6), which states that ‘any decision taken against a member who has not been informed of the charges against him or has not been given any opportunity of defending himself, shall be null and void.

“It was confirmed that they were arbitrarily suspended by the SWC without any preliminary hearing as demanded by the Constitution. Therefore, this action falls short of procedures as laid down by the party’s constitution,” the letter partly reads.

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