The National Working Committee, NWC, of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Thursday reviewed and reversed the suspensions of former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose and some of its chieftains.
Other members of the party, whose suspension was lifted include former Senate President and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Anyim Pius Anyim; Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, Dr. Aslam Aliyu, and former governo of Katsina State, His Excellency, Ibrahim Shema.
The reversal of the suspension order on tbe party stalwarts was contained in a statement signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Hon. Debo Ologunagba.
He said that the decision was taken at the party’s NWC meeting, held on Thursday, where members extensively discussed recent developments in the party.
The statement reads, “This decision is without prejudice to the powers of the NWC to take necessary disciplinary action against any member of the party at any time, pursuant to the provisions of the constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017).
“The NWC charges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to be guided by the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017); as well as the new spirit and necessity of reconciliation, unity and harmony in our party at this critical time.
“The PDP must remain focused, as we continue to take every necessary action to recover the stolen mandate, freely given by Nigerians to our party and presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday February 25, 2023, at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.”
Ologunagba added, “The NWC recognized the imperativeness of total reconciliation among party leaders and critical stakeholders for a more cohesive party in the overall interest of our teeming members and Nigerians in general.
“Consequent upon the above, the NWC also reverses the referral of the governor of Benue State, His Excellency, Dr. Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee.”
Recall that the main opposition party had slammed a suspension order on Fayose, Anyim, Prof Ityavyar and Aliyu.
The suspension, which took effect from last Thursday, was arrived at after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).
The PDP also referred Ortom to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.