15 February 2013

Nigeria: Decision of PDP NWC On Ogun State Exco, South West Zone Exco

press release

Report of the Decision of PDP NWC on Ogun State Exco & South West Zone Exco

Following protracted dispute on the Ogun State and south West Zonal Exco of the Party, a series of suits were filed on the matter, amongst which include FHC/L/CS/1248/2011, FHC/L/CS/282/2012 and FHC/L/CS/347/2012

A. That Chief Bode Mustapha is removed from office as the National Auditor of the Peoples Democratic Party;

B. That Alhaji Fatai Adewole Adeyanju is the validly elected National Auditor of the Peoples Democratic Party;

C. That the Peoples Democratic Party is to rectify its records by deleting the name of Chief Bode Mustapha as National Auditor and replacing the same with Alhaji Fatai Adewole Adeyanju;

D. That the South West Zonal Congress of the Peoples Democratic Party conducted in March 2012 is nullified;

E. That the Executive Committee constituted for the PDP in Ogun State at Congresses conducted by the bashorun Dayo Soremi led harmonized Executive Committee for the Wards, Local Governments and in the State in March 2012 are valid Exco of the Party at the various levels in Ogun State and are entitled to their 4-years tenure (the State Exco list is attached herewith);

F. That the PDP is to organize a fresh South West Zonal Congress at which access is to be given to delegates elected at congresses conducted by or under the supervision of the Soremi-led Ogun State Executive and accept the candidacy, for offices zoned to Ogun State, of only the persons nominated at the said congresses for the said offices.

The National working Committee of the Party met on 14th February 2013 and gave careful consideration to the issues and decided that, in line with respect to the rule of law which is a cardinal principle of the present administration, the PDP as a law abiding Party, will immediately comply with the said judgment. This is all the more so that same has not been set aside or reversed by any superior court.

Chief Olisa Metuh

National Publicity Secretary

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