DANIELS G O
The members of the State Working Committee (SWC) and the 39 members of the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the Lagos State Chapter of the People’s Democratic Party ( PDP) have described the purported suspension of the party’s state Chairman, Honourable Philip Olabode Aivoji, and his deputy, Honourable Tai Benedict, as unlawful, unconstitutional and the highest level of political rascality ever witnessed in the history of the State chapter of the party.
In a communique jointly signed by 27 of the 39-member SEC, the party considered the action of the disgruntled 5-man member of the SWC usurping the constitutional responsibilities of the majority of the SWC and the 39 members of the State Executive Committee of the party by suspending the state Chairman and his deputy as a nullity ab-innitio and an unprecedented level of impunity as they lacked the constitutional power and the required number to execute such dastardly act.
The communique further added that the State Working Committee and indeed the State Executive Committee had no constitutional power to take any disciplinary action against the state chairman or to ratify the suspension or disciplinary action against the said state officer of the party as such power resides with the National Executive Committee of the Party (NEC) following section 57 sub-section 7 of the constitution of the party (2017 as amended )
In line with the above development, the chairman and his Vice retain their Position. This was all effected at a press conference held yesterday the 26th of April 2023 at the lvory exclusive hotel, Maryland Lagos…