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Adebayo Dayo insists dissolution of Ogun PDP exco cannot stand


Chief Adebayo Dayo, the embattled state chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State has said that the dissolution of the state executive committee of the party based on the recommendation of the National Executive Committee (NEC), would not stand the test of time.

The PDP chairman stated this while addressing newsmen at the party’s secretariat, in Abeokuta.

He said that the state executive committee rejected the purported dissolution at the Special National Convention, held last Saturday, in Abuja.

Flanked by other members of the state exco, Dayo explained that its executive was a creation of the party’s extant processes and also of the law guaranteed by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Dayo noted that the Port Harcourt congresses of 31 states, which included Ogun which was recognized by the Senator Ahmed Makarfi national caretaker committee in a letter dated 17th July, 2016 was ratified by the party convention.

“We were therefore shocked and dumbfounded at what could be the premise and basis for which Ogun and Osun state executives will be dissolved at the recently held special Non-Elective Convention, whereas, the same convention ratified other 29 states that had been earlier cleared alongside our state.

“This is selective injustice and we again urge the Makarfi committee not to be used by antidemocratic and desperate elements seeking to have party control in Ogun State and the Southwest through the back door,” he added.

Dayo noted that the state exco cannot be repudiated by the national convention based on judgement delivered by a Federal High Court that was not appealed till date .

The PDP chairman further stated that, “The National Caretaker Committee through the National Convention cannot appropriate to itself the powers of the Court of Appeal by unilaterally and arbitrarily vitiating the judgement of the Federal High Court.

“Rather, the Makarfi committee should have approached the Appeal Court if at all it wants our executive disbanded and of course should the Appellate court sustain or disregard the FHC verdict recognising us, either of us will then approach the Supreme Court for a final interpretation.

“The constitution of the PDP itself are products of the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, therefore, the Non-elective convention conducted on August 12, with illegal delegates, and the decisions taken at the meeting cannot stand because they were done in defiance of valid court orders and judgement.”

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