The National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has dismissed the suspension of Fatai Adams, Chairman of the Ondo State chapter of the party by the State Working Committee, SWC.

The development indicates a brewing crisis within the party three months to the primary ahead of the November 16, 2024, governorship election.

According to the NWC, the suspension of Adams by the nine members of the SWC is null and void and have no effect.

The state chairman of the party was suspended on Tuesday by the executives of the party in the state over alleged anti-party activities.

Also, Adams had earlier stated that he is still the chairman of the party in the state, emphasising that his purported suspension was politically motivated.

In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba, the NWC stated that the suspension was not in tandem with provisions of the Constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017) and laid down rules.

Ologunagba further stressed that the SWC lacked the power to contemplate or suspend a state chairman without due recourse to the NWC as stipulated in the constitution of the party.

While disclosing that the NWC will not hesitate to take action against the development, he urged the SWC members to retrace their steps.

“The attention of the National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has been drawn to the purported suspension of the Chairman of the Ondo State Chapter of our Party, Mr. Fatai Adams.

“The PDP is an organised political party governed by strict adherence to the provisions of its Constitution and Rules and will not allow any individual or group at any level to violate its Constitution and Rules.”

Crisis looms in Ondo PDP as NWC dismisses chairman Adams’ suspension

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