BREAKING: Crisis Deepens in PDP as Party 'Suspends' Chairman, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Crisis Deepens in PDP as Party 'Suspends' Chairman, Details Emerge

  • The crisis within the Ondo state chapter of the PDP worsened on Tuesday, January 2, as the party suspended its chairman, Fatai Adams, over alleged anti-party activities
  • The state working committee (SWC) of the party cited the chairman’s conduct, which was deemed likely to tarnish the party’s reputation, as the reason for his suspension
  • reports that the SWC invoked section 58 (1B. C, F. H., and I) of the PDP constitution as amended in 2017 to justify their action journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 6-year-experience covering politics in Nigeria

Akure, Ondo state - The Ondo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended its chairman, Fatai Adams.

As reported by The Punch on Tuesday, January 2, the opposition party alleged that the embattled chairman was involved in some anti-party activities.

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Fatai Adams has allegedly lost his seat as PDP chairman in Ondo. Photo credit: @OgbeniObSugar
Source: Twitter

Ondo PDP chairman suspended over anti-party activities

The Nation also reported that the intra-party crisis escalated ahead of February’s bye-election for Akoko Northwest/Akoko Northeast federal constituency seat.

The statement by the PDP's state working committee (SWC) partly reads:

“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 to disrepute.
“He is accordingly advised to appear before the State Disciplinary Committee of the party for further interrogations within the next one week."

Per Leadership newspaper, those who signed the suspension notice of the chairman include Amos Fadope, Moses Awofade, Tola Alabere, Dayo Awude, Oluseye Olujimi, Boluwaji Bamidele, Olawumi Fasonu, and Kennedy Peretei.

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Embattled chairman reacts

Meanwhile, Adams has described those who suspended him as jokers.

He said his removal was null and void, adding that those who signed the statement were sponsored by ‘elements within and outside the party.’

His words:

“This (the suspension) will not stand. We know what they are trying to do. Their plan is to remove me so that they can execute their evil agenda for the Akoko North East/North West federal constituency bye-election and we will not fall for that."

Ondo: 63 PDP chieftains exit party

Earlier, reported that the PDP in Ondo recorded a major blow.

This is as 63 of its chieftains in Idanre local government area (LGA) defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo: Police, DSS storm PDP secretariat also reported that police operatives and their counterparts in the Department of State Services (DSS) stormed the PDP secretariat in Ondo.

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The PDP spokesman, Kennedy Peretei, who confirmed the incident said the security operatives were sent to prevent a planned protest by the PDP youths.

“Ondo people tired of APC": Ayodele

Meanwhile, Primate Elijah Ayodele said “only God will decide the next governor for Ondo state”.

The cleric stated that although the “people of Ondo state are tired” of the APC, it will require a "coalition” for the opposition to dislodge the ruling party.


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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at