The National Working Committee of People’s Democratic Party has been disassociated from the Congress/inauguration of Ogun State PDP State Excos.
The disclaimer was done through a press release duly signed by the National Chairman of the Party Prince Uche Seconds and the National Secretary Sen. Umar Ibrahim Tsauri, the press release read thus:
“The attention of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic
Party (PDP) has been drawn to some media publication, especially, the online media
concening a purported inauguration of certain unknown persons as State Officers of
the Party in Ogun State on Friday, May 8, 2020
We want to advise members of the public, especially, the teeming members of our great
Party in Nigeria and Ogun State in particular, that the Peoples Democratic Party has not
conducted any congress for the election of the Party officers at any level of the Party:
Ward, LGA Chapter and or State, in Ogun State.
This is in obedience to the interim order made by His Lordship, Hon. Justice Inyang
Ekwo, in Suit No. FCT/AB/ CS/208/2020 on March 4, 2020 directing the maintenance
of the status quo until the hearing of the motion on notice which is still pending on
account of the disruption caused by COVID-19.
The NWC states for the benefit of emphasis that:
1. There is only one PDP, as a political Party in Nigeria whose National
Headquarters is at Wadata Plaza, Plot 1970 Michael Okpara Street, Wuse
Zone 5, Abuja.
It is the sole responsibility of NEC/NWC of the Party to conduct congresses
for the elections of party leaders at all levels of the Party; and
2. No State organ or individual has such power except as may be expressly
donated by the NEC/NWC and same has not been exercised with regards
to Ogun State.
We therefore advise all members of the public and appropriate institutions especially the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ignore any purported elections and or inauguration of any officer of the Party at any level in Ogun State as same is unconstitutional, null and void.”