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Ekiti PDP deputy chairman denounces rumoured sack, suspension of members


The Ekiti State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is currently embroiled in fresh crisis ahead of the party’s primaries, as the state Deputy Chairman, Mr. Adebayo Oluwole, yesterday voided the purported sack of the Ado Local Council chairman of the party by the State Working Committee (SWC).

The leadership of the party had on Monday sacked a loyalist of former Governor Ayodele Fayose, who was also the acting chairman of Ado Ekiti Local Council of the party, Mr. Dare Olomofe, for engaging in anti-party activities.

Oluwole, while speaking with newsmen yesterday in Ado-Ekiti, said that the report being circulated on social media that some members of the party in the council had been suspended by the SWC should be disregarded.

According to him, “the State Chairman, Chief Gboyega Oguntuwase, is presently in Abuja where he attended the 88th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party held on Monday, and he is not yet back to Ekiti State as of today (yesterday).”

He said that as the Deputy Chairman of PDP in Ekiti State, the party’s constitution unequivocally empowered him to summon, preside and act in the SWC meetings of the party, and he was never in Ado-Ekiti on Monday, and as such, no SWC meeting was held.

He said: “I woke up this morning, Tuesday, January 28, 2020, to read on several social media platforms the story about suspension of some members of the PDP in Ekiti State, more precisely in Ado Local Council.

“The public should please note that the State Working Committee (SWC) of the People’s Democratic Party (Ekiti State) did not call or take such decision being circulated on social media.

“For the avoidance of doubt, our chairman is presently in Abuja to attend the 88th NEC meeting of the party held yesterday, Monday, January 27, 2020 and not yet back to Ekiti State.”

“As the Deputy Chairman of the PDP in Ekiti State, the PDP constitution (2017 as amended) unequivocally empowers me to summon and preside/act in such meeting where decisions being shared/circulated on social medial were taken in the absence of the chairman.

“The State Working Committee of the PDP in Ekiti State did not call /hold (not even an emergency meeting) or take any decision on Monday, January 27, 2020, more so that the SWC statutory meeting holds every Wednesday.

“My findings clearly showed that majority of the SWC members were not at the state secretariat yesterday, January 27, 2020.

“That the news on purported suspension of Dare Olomofe (Kala) or any other person(s) mentioned should be disregarded accordingly.

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