Thursday, August 27, 2015 6:42 pm
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday announced the nullification of the purported suspension of the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh. In the same vein, the NWC also declared as a nullity, the impeachment of Capt. Olatunji Shelle, the Lagos State Chairman of the party by the Lagos State Executive.
Victor Kwon, the PDP National Legal Adviser who announced the decisions in a statement said the party‘s NWC at its Wednesday meeting expressed implicit confidence in his ability and actions that had stabilized the party
Kwon added: “The NWC restates its implicit confidence in the National Publicity Secretary and expresses satisfaction with his commitment toward the progress and development of our great party at all levels. The NWC of the PDP notes with concern, misleading reports in some sections of the media that a certain group in Anambra, unknown to our party, has purportedly suspended 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. He can be disciplined 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 party therefore declared the purported suspension of Metuh a nullity.
In the same vein, the NWC said Capt. Shelle as a member of NEC could only be disciplined by NEC as prescribed by the PDP constitution. According to Kwom, members of PDP in Lagos with genuine complains and grievances on the running of the party lodge their complaints to the NWC for appropriate action in line with the provisions of the party’s constitution.
“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,” the statement said