Lagos PDP Kicks Out Chairman, Appoints Replacement

Lagos PDP Kicks Out Chairman, Appoints Replacement

These are indeed bad times for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as news coming in revealed that, the Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the party, Mr. Tunji Shelle, has been relieved of his duties.

According to reports making round, the Executive Committee of the party sacked Shelle, for misusing election campaign funds.

It was also gathered that the decision of the committee to sack the state chairman is based on the belief that, the ex-party chairman manipulated the party’s primaries last year, a development that led to the defeat of the PDP at the polls.

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It was learnt that moments after his removal, the committee appointed Mr. Kamaldeen Olorunoje to hold the office on a acting capacity.

Mr. Shelle was shown the door out after a disciplinary committee was set up to investigate some allegations leveled against him.

Meanwhile, the PDP crisis at the federal level continues to soar as the National Chairman, Adamu Mu'azu, has been highly criticised for failing to deliver at the just concluded 2015 general elections.

Several bigwigs of the party are blaming Mu'azu for the loss and demanding his resignation, but the national chairman has repeatedly fired back at his critics that he would not resign despite the pressure being mounted on him to do so.


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