- All is not well with the Lagos state chapter of the PDP as it is embroiled in a leadership crisis
- Some executive members of the PDP chapter suspended the state chairman, Adedeji Doherty, on Friday, December 18
- Doherty has, however, dismissed the purported suspension, saying he remains the PDP chairman in Lagos
The Lagos State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced the immediate suspension of the chairman, Engr. Adedeji Doherty.
According to a report by Daily Trust, Doherty was suspended over alleged anti-party activities and misappropriation of funds.
Legit.ng gathers that the party's stakeholders announced the suspension on Friday, December 18, after its Exco’s emergency meeting.
The party chapter subsequently appointed Waliu Hassan, the deputy chairman, as the acting chairman.
It also passed a vote of confidence on some party executives which the embattled chairman had earlier announced their suspension.
Some party chieftains present at the meeting include Taiwo Kuye, PDP southwest caretaker member; Alhaji Segun Sowole, the PDP vice-chairman (Lagos Central) and Tejumade Muyideen, PDP legal adviser.
They said Doherty has not been transparent in the management of the party’s affairs.
However, the allegedly suspended chairman, Doherty, has dismissed the move as a charade, insisting that he remained the state chairman as only the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) can suspend him.
He said the meeting held by the stakeholders was null and void.
Meanwhile, in another report, a high-profile defection has hit the Peoples Democratic (PDP) as Sam Onuigbo, a federal lawmaker in the lower chamber House of Representatives, dumped the party for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Onuigbo, who is representing Ikwuano/Umuahia federal constituency of Abia state, announced his defection on Thursday, December 17, during plenary.
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He made his defection known in a letter directed to the speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila.
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Source: Legit Nigeria