- Category: Politics
- Published on Saturday, 07 August 2010 09:32
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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday dissolved the executive committee of the Ogun State chapter of the party. The National Chairman of the party, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, personally signed the dissolution letter, according to a statement by his media aide, Ike Abonyi, in Abuja.
Nwodo in the letter said “it has become imperative that the Executive of the party in the state be harmonized.” But the state chapter of the party has rejected the order, insisting that the exco remains intact. The National Chairman said he expected that all parties would accept the decision in good faith and work towards the restoration of peace in Ogun PDP.
The letter announcing the dissolution addressed to Alhaji Tajudeen Oladipo, the National Vice Chairman (South – West) was copied to the former President Olusegun Obasanjo; Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Dimeji Bankole; Governor of Ogun State Otunba Gbenga Daniel and Minister of Commerce and Industries, Senator Jibrin Martins Kuye.
Rejecting the NWC’s directive yesterday in Abeokuta, state chairman of the party, Elder Joji Fadairo, told news men that the congresses of the party which held in 2008 complied substantially with the guidelines and that since nothing was done in breach of existing rules, the executive that emerged is legitimate and remains inviolate.
“The party congresses which were conducted in 2008 were in substantial compliance with laid down rules. And these elections culminated in a state congress held at the MKO Abiola Stadium on February 28, 2008. Therefore, our exco remains intact and nobody can sack it,” he said.
Fadairo advised the national executive to learn from history. He referred to the case of Plateau State whose exco was sacked by the national body and which went to court and subsequently won the case.
Nwodo had last week dissolved the PDP executive in Abia State, a move that has been rejected by the leadership of the party in the state.
There are also indications that the PDP would soon set up a caretaker committee in Anambra State.
But Anambra PDP stakeholders have said nothing short of a democratically elected leadership would be acceptable to them.