Special Convention: No Election Into Position Of PDP National Secretary – Gana

ganaProf. Jerry Gana, Chairman, PDP Special National Convention, said on Thursday that the office of the National Secretary of the party would not be contested for at the Aug. 31 convention.

He stated this at a news conference in Abuja, adding that those who purchased forms to contest for the position, would be refunded their money by the party`s headquarters.

Gana said the decision to suspend election into the position was taken because of the pending court case instituted against the party by the party’s former National Secretary, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that Oyinlola had gone to an Oshogbo High Court to challenge his removal from office by a Federal High Court.

The aspirants who had purchased forms to contest the position at the cost of N500,000 included Prof. Tunde Adeniran, Mr Ebenezer Babatope, Mr Dapo Sarunmi among others.

“For the avoidance of doubt, election into the office of the party`s national secretary has been deferred until the final determination of a subsisting court case on this matter.

“As soon as the case is concluded, appropriate decisions will be taken in accordance with the directives of the court judgment when delivered,” Gana said.

He said that PDP was determined to ensure “constitutional democracy, good governance, social justice, peace and security for Nigerians”. (NAN)

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