JUST IN: PDP reverses Anyim, Fayose, others suspension
The Peoples Democratic Party’s National Working Committee reviewed and reversed the suspensions of several of its leaders on Thursday.
Former Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Anyim Pius Anyim, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, Dr. Aslam Aliyu, and H.E Ibrahim Shema are among those whose suspensions have been removed.
The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Ologunagba, Debo.
He said that the decision was made during the party’s NWC meeting on Thursday, during which members extensively addressed recent events in the party.
“This decision is without prejudice to the NWC’s authority to take necessary disciplinary action against any member of the Party at any time in accordance with the provisions of the PDP Constitution.” (as amended in 2017).
“The NWC charges all leaders, critical stakeholders, and throngs of our Party’s members across the country to be guided by the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017), as well as the new spirit and necessity of reconciliation, unity, and harmony in our Party at this critical juncture.”
“The PDP must remain focused as we continue to take every necessary action to recover the stolen mandate freely given by Nigerians to our Party and Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Saturday, February 25, 2023,” the statement said.
“The NWC recognised the importance of total reconciliation among Party leaders and critical stakeholders for a more cohesive Party in the overall interest of our teeming members and Nigerians in general,” it said.
“As a result of the foregoing, the NWC reverses the referral of Benue State Governor, His Excellency, Dr Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee.”
On March 23, 2023, the media announced that the major opposition party had suspended Fayose, Anyim, Prof Ityavyar, and Aslam Aliyu.
The suspension, which takes effect on Thursday, was reached following an exhaustive assessment of the party’s operations in accordance with the requirements of the PDP Constitution. (as amended in 2017).
The PDP also submitted Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom to the National Disciplinary Committee for alleged anti-party actions.