PDP Suspends Members For Fighting Over Minority Leadership Position

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended some of its members for fighting over the minority leadership position in the House of Representatives.

The suspended members include Chief Ndudi Elumelu, Wole Oke, Lynda Ikpeazu, Anayo Edwin, Gideon Gwadi, Toby Okechukwu, and Adekoya Abdul-Majid.

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According to Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the opposition party, during a news conference on Friday in Abuja, the suspension was as a result of indiscipline, insubordination, and disobedience on the part of those suspended.

“After preliminary examination by the NWC, it was evident that the roles played by the mentioned members, bordered on indiscipline, insubordination, and disobedience of party directives.

“These acts are contrary to Section 58 (1)(b)(c)(f)(h) of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017), which provides that:

“Subject to the provision of this Constitution, the Party shall have the power to discipline any member who says or does anything likely to bring the party into disrepute, hatred or contempt.

“Member who disobeys or neglects to carry out lawful directives of the party or any organ or officer of the party.

“Engages in anti-party activities, or engages in any conduct likely to cause disaffection among members of the party or is likely to disrupt the peaceful, lawful and efficient conduct of the business of the party.

“Consequent upon this, the above-mentioned members of our party are hereby suspended for one month and this matter is hereby referred to the National Disciplinary Committee of our party, in keeping with Section 57(3) of PDP Constitution.”