PDP readmits Alamesiegha

Barely 24 hours after the new chairman of the party is sworn in, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the PDP on Friday announced the readmittance of former Bayelsa governor, Diepreye Alamesiegha.

A statement issued in Abuja on Friday by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Rufai Alkali, said Alamesiegha had written the NEC on his intention to return to the party.

He said the 51st NEC meeting considered Alamesiegha’s application for readmittance based on his fulfilment of Article 10 (iii) of the party’s constitution. The section states that any party member who has been suspended can be readmitted if he applies for reconsideration.

Mr Alamesiegha was expelled in 2005 when he was charged with money laundering. He was arrested while on a visit to Britain on September 15, 2005, an act which was then described as an assault on the integrity of the party.

However, the statement did not state when and if he had applied for readmittance.

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