PDP Faults Inauguration Of State Executives In Ogun

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Updated May 10, 2020
A file photo of PDP National Chairman, Mr Uche Secondus.



The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the inauguration of a new State Executive Committee of the party in Ogun.

In a statement jointly signed by its party’s National Chairman and National Secretary, Uche Secondus and Senator Umaru Tsauri on Saturday, the party dissociated itself from the exercise.

It insisted that it has not conducted any congress for the election of party officials at the ward, local government, or state level in the state.

According to the statement, doing such is in obedience to the interim injunction order made by Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court.

It noted that the court had ordered that status quo be maintained until the hearing of the notice which pending before it on account of the disruption caused by COVID-19.

“The NWC states for the benefit of emphasis that there is only one PDP, as a political party in Nigeria whose Headquarters is at Wadata Plaza, Plot 1970, Micheal Okpara Street Wuse Zone 5 Abuja.

“It is the sole responsibility of the NEC/NWC of the party to conduct congresses for the elections of party leaders at all levels of the party.

“No state organ or individual has such power except as may be expressly donated by the NEC/NWC and same has not been exercised with regards to Ogun State,” the statement read.

The PDP, therefore, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other appropriate institutions to ignore any purported election or inauguration of any officer in Ogun State.

Read the full statement below: