The Alhaji Umaru Dikko led national disciplinary committee of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has summoned the embattled national secretary of the party, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola and three other members of the party suspended along with him to appear before it.
The three other persons invited by the committee to defend themselves in charges brought against them by the ruling party are former acting national chairman of the party, Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, former deputy national chairman, Dr. Sam Sam Jaja and former vice chairman North East of the party, Amb. Ibrahim Kazaure.
The disciplinary committee, in a statement signed by its secretary, Onwe S. Onwe, listed the alleged offence of the four members which warranted their summons before it to include; staging a walk-out at the party’s special national convention, instituting a court case against the party leadership without first pursuing the internal remedies of the party, granting interviews and making statements that disparage the PDP national chairman and other national leaders of the party, seeking recognition above the NWC of the party and for promoting factionalisaion of the party on the platform of the nPDP.
The disciplinary committee noted that in keeping faith with Section 57(4) of the Peoples’ Democratic Party Constitution, it has since informed the affected persons of the allegations and is inviting them to present their own side of the issues on Wednesday, 27th November, 2013 at the Legacy House (PDP Presidential Campaign Office of the party) Maitama, Abuja, by 12 noon.
“The affected persons may wish to present their cases orally or in writing either in person or through a counsel of their choice. They may also wish to call witnesses,” the committee added.