*Voids the “impeachment” of Olatunji Shelle*
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] has denied the news
making rounds in some sectors alleging the suspension of the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Chief Olisa Metuh.
[Image: Chief Olisa Metuh]
The denial was made in the resolution of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) at its meeting of Wednesday, August 26, 2015, on the state of the party in Anambra and Lagos States.
The statement signed by Barrister Victor Kwon, the National Legal Adviser noted with concern, reports in some section of the media that a certain group in Anambra has purportedly suspended Chief Olisa Metuh.
Speaking further, Barrister Kwon stated that Chief Metuh cannot be sanctioned by a state faction being a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC).
He, therefore, declared the suspension of Olisa Metuh “a nullity”.
In the same vein, the NWC also declared as a nullity, the purported “impeachment” of Capt. Olatunji Shelle, the Lagos State Chairman of the party by the Lagos State Executive.
It added that Shelle was also a member of NEC and could only be disciplined by NEC as prescribed by the PDP constitution.
It stated that members of PDP in Lagos with genuine complains and grievances on the running of the chapter were at liberty to channel such to the NWC for appropriate action in line with the provisions of the party’s constitution.
Below are the details of the statement:
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) notes with concern, misleading reports in some section of the media that a certain group in Anambra, unknown to our party, has purportedly suspended the National Publicity Secretary of our great party, Chief Olisa Metuh.
For the avoidance of doubt, the NWC reiterates that Chief Olisa Metuh is a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and as such can only be disciplined by NEC, in accordance with Sections 57(7) and 59(3) of the PDP Constitution 2012 (as Amended), and that is in the event that a need for such arises. The purported suspension is therefore a nullity.
The NWC restates its implicit confidence in the National Publicity Secretary and expresses satisfaction with his commitment towards the progress and development of our great party at all levels.
In the same vein, the NWC declares as a nullity, the purported “impeachment” of Capt. Olatunji Shelle, the Lagos State Chairman of the party, by the Lagos State Executive. The State Chairman is also a member of NEC and can only be disciplined by NEC as prescribed by the PDP constitution.
Members of the party in Lagos with genuine complains and grievances on the running of the chapter are at liberty to channel such to the NWC for appropriate action, in line with the provisions of the constitution of our great party.
The NWC urges all party faithful to go about their normal activities, in accordance with the constitution of the party and extant laws of the land.
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