The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State, Fatai Adams, has been suspended by the State Working Committee, SWC, of the opposition party.
According to the SWC, the move was taken over the alleged anti-party activities of Adams and the purported infiltration of the party by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
The suspension letter, which was approved and signed by nine SWC members, including the State Deputy Chairman, Tola Alabere, Secretary, Oluseye Olujim, and Publicity Secretary, Kennedy Peretei, stated that Adams’ actions against the party have the potential to tarnish the reputation of the PDP in the state.
Others that signed the letter include the organising secretary, Engr. Dare Akinwale; the state vice chairman (South), Elder Amos Fadope; the state vice chairman (Central), Hon. Dayo Awude; the legal adviser, Moses Awofade; the financial secretary, Hon. Boluwaji Hamidele; and Hon. Olawumi Fasonu, who is the treasurer.
The party further stated that the decision to suspend him was in line with the provisions of the party’s constitution.
Following the suspension of Adams, he was given a one-week deadline to appear before the disciplinary committee of the party in order to defend himself against the allegations against him.
“Pursuant to Section 58(1b. c, f. h. and i) of the PDP Constitution as amended in 2017, the State Working Committee has approved the suspension of the State Chairman, Mr Fatai Adams, for anti-party activities and for engaging in activities likely to bring the party into disrepute.”