The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday suspended the former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; the former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu over alleged anti-party activities.
The suspension, which takes effect on Thursday, was reached after an extensive review of the affairs of the party pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).
The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities, according to a statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.
“The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has after very extensive review of the affairs of our Party in the country and pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017) referred the Governor of Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.
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“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.
Fayose’s suspension comes days after he mocked Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, for losing the state to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 18 governorship election.
He had also said anyone planning to “unseat” President-elect Bola Tinubu through the courts is “daydreaming.”
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP, is challenging Tinubu’s victory in court.
Anyim had declared support for Francis Nwifuru, the APC governor-elect in Ebonyi, days before the governorship poll in the state.