The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cancelled the ward congresses in Lagos, Cross River and Oyo states.
Repeat ward congresses in the affected states will now take place on Monday, November 24, 2014, the party added.
The ruling party also stated that following the intervention of critical stakeholders, the suspension orders placed on members by their state chapters have been lifted. The affected members have been directed to freely participate in all party activities, including congresses.
A statement yesterday by the party’s spokesman, Chief Olisa Metuh, similarly took firm decisions on the crisis in the Adamawa and Ebonyi states’ chapters.
The statement said: “In the light of the appeals and interventions of critical stakeholders together with remorse demonstrated by the executives, the party commutes the dissolution of the Adamawa and Ebonyi states’ executive committees to the one-month suspension of the authors of the offensive publications, in particular Chief Joel Madaki, State Chairman, and Barrister A. T. Shehu, Secretary of the party in Adamawa State; Uche Ali Ega, State Secretary, and Amaechi Oken, State Organizing Secretary of the party in Ebonyi State and one Mr. Ben Akpa.
“Accordingly, the caretaker committees earlier set up for the party in Adamawa and Ebonyi states are recalled.
“The Deputy State Chairman of the party in Adamawa State, Jingi Rufai, is to serve as Acting Chairman, while Fatai Ornah will be Acting Secretary.
“In Ebonyi State, Onwe Joseph Onwe is to serve as Acting Chairman and Simon Anyigor is to serve as Acting Secretary”.