Despite their professed, support for their National Secretary, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bamanga Tukur, has replaced former Osun State Governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, as National Secretary of the party.
Meanwhile, the Deputy National Secretary of the party, Solomon Onwe, was directed by the party chairman to assume duties as the Acting National Secretary of the PDP. Mr. Tukur said he acted “pursuant to the powers conferred on the National Chairman by Chapter V Section 35 (1), 35 (1)(b) as well as section 36(2) of the constitution of the Peoples Democratic Party, (as amended).”
According the PDP chairman, Mr. Onwe “shall by this directive conduct all correspondences of the party, issue notices of meetings of the National Convention, the National Executive Committee, the National Caucus and the National Working Committee as stipulated in the Constitution of our great Party… directive takes immediate effect and is hereby communicated to all the levels and offices of the Party.”
It will be recalled that Mr. Oyinlola was dismissed as PDP National Secretary by an Abuja Court on Friday even though he has stated his intention to appeal the ruling.