PDP readmits Fayose

Channels Television  
Updated September 12, 2012

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday readmitted former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose into the party.

The PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, who disclosed this in a press release sent to Channels Television, said the decision to readmit Mr Fayose was taken at the party’s National Working Committee’s (NWC) 315th regular meeting held on Wednesday 12th September 2012.

“The NWC ratified the readmission of His Excellency, Dr. Peter Ayo Fayose into the Party with effect from 14th September 2011. The NWC also approved a waiver for Dr. Fayose in line with the provision of Article 8(a) and Article 17.2 (g) of the PDP Constitution with effect from 14th September 2011.

“By this action, Dr. Fayose is cleared to enjoy all rights and privileges of a member of the PDP without let or hindrance,” the statement reads.

Mr Fayose is alleged to be interested in contesting the Ekiti State governorship election in 2014.

Mr Metuh further said that the NWC approved “the Constitution of a National Campaign Committee for the forthcoming Gubernatorial Election in Ondo State.”

According to him, “the 32 member Committee of eminent Nigerians has the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, Arc. Mohammed Namadi Sambo, GCON as Chairman while the National Legal Adviser, Barrister Victor Kwon is the Secretary.”

Mr Metuh said the committee will be inaugurated by the party’s National Chairman, Bamanga Tukur in due course.