- The disciplinary committee of the opposition party said it has submitted its report on the suspension of the minority leader of the House of Representatives and six others
- The committee-led by its chairman, Tom Ikimi, said the report has been suspended a long time ago
- However, Ikimi did not disclose the content of the report which is said to have been submitted to the party's leadership
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) disciplinary committee has submitted its report on the findings following the suspension of the minority leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu and six others by the party.
The chairman of the PDP's disciplinary committee, Tom Ikimi, said the leadership of the party is being awaited to make its final decision on the suspension of Elumelu and some other party members.
Leadership reports that Ikimi on Monday, December 30, said further action is expected to be taken by the PDP leadership in line with recommendations made by the committee on the status of Elumelu and the other party members suspended on Friday, July 5.
The party had earlier claimed that it was yet to take a final decision on the suspended members because it was awaiting the report by the Ikimi-led disciplinary committee.
However, in his reaction on Monday, Ikimi said the report was by his committee was submitted “a long time ago”.
Although he declined to specifically state when the committee report was submitted, Ikimi said he cannot divulge the content of the said report.
He said: "The report has been submitted a long time ago, that is all I can say. I cannot tell you the content of the report. All I can tell you is that the report has been submitted a long time ago.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Elumelu and six other members of the PDP were suspended by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party on Friday, July 5, for alleged indiscipline, insubordination and disobedience of the party’s directives.
Following the suspension which was announced by the party's national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP said it had referred the matter to the disciplinary committee led by Ikimi to consider the report of the Ayu Committee and recommend appropriate action
Other lawmakers who were suspended alongside Elumelu are the deputy minority leader, Toby Okechukwu; the minority whip, Gideon Gwani; Wole Oke; Lynda Ikpeazu; Anayo Edwin; and Adekoya Abdul-Majid.
In a reaction to the suspension, Elumelu had said he was surprised the party's NWC would take such action against him and other members of the House of representatives without a fair hearing.
Trouble started for the minority leader after the PDP's NWC invited him and the other lawmakers to explain how they managed to emerge as principal officers of the House of Representatives against the party's will.
However, Elumelu explaining his failure to appear before the NWC said, he had lost an aunt on the said day and left Abuja for Delta immediately after the plenary.
He noted that it was after he left that his gate-man received the letter of invitation at about 7.45 pm on Thursday, December 4.
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