Members kick as PDP dissolves Ondo exco


The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced the dissolution of the Ondo State Executive Committee.

By this announcement, all party structures at the ward, local government and state levels stand dissolved, according to a statement yesterday by PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh.

A caretaker committee has been constituted to pilot the affairs of the state chapter, with Dare Adeleke as chairman and Dare Solomon Osawu as secretary.

“We enjoin all members of our great party in Ondo State to continue to work together in harmony even as we are confident now, more than ever before, of our total domination of Ondo politics, especially with the rejoining of our political family by Governor Olusegun Mimiko,” the statement said.

But the state chapter has kicked against the directive. In a statement in Akure, the state capital yesterday, its Publicity Director, Ayo Fadaka, said: “We received with shock the news of the dissolution of the party executives.

“To say the least this action is a clear intention by those we expect to safeguard the interest of the party to behead it.

“We also consider this action a disappointment, particularly in view of the fact that there is a subsisting court order barring the NWC from taking this action.

“We, therefore, reject it and affirm our absolute confidence and support for the executives from the ward to the state level.

“We want to remind Abuja that it is by choice that we are party members and that the party is not a prison yard where we are inmates who are bereft of liberties and rights.

“We also declare our defiance of this action and as such will continue to recognise and relate only with our executives at every level.”

The state chapter said prosecution of this action clearly demonstrates that those who have elected on their own to serve Mimiko’s interest as he joined the PDP have sown a seed of discord.

It called on members to be firm and resolute in this period, saying” we will jointly and collectively determine, shape and reorder our political destiny”.

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