National leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday nullified the suspension slammed on the party’s national publicity secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh by a faction of the party in Anambra State.
Metuh was suspended by one of the factions of the party following the controversy that trailed the recently conducted congresses in the state.
The suspension notice was contained a statement jointly signed by Publicity Secretary, Kenneth Arinze, Victor Osy Ezenwa, Basil Ejidike (secretary), Dr. Maduka Nwankwo (chairman, South), Kelue Molokwu (vice chairman, Central) and Chief Osy Chinwuba (chairman, North).
PDP national legal adviser, Victor Kwon, said in a statement issued after the weekly National Working Committee, NWC, meeting that the group that suspended Metuh was unknown to the NWC and their decision was illegal and unconstitutional.
Part of Kwon’s statement read: “The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party notes with concern, misleading reports in some section of the media that a certain group in Anambra, unknown to our party, has purportedly suspended the National Publicity Secretary of our great party, Chief Olisa Metuh.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the NWC reiterates that Chief Olisa Metuh is a member of the National Executive Committee, NEC, and as such can only be disciplined by NEC, in accordance with Sections 57(7) and 59(3) of the PDP Constitution 2012 (as Amended), and that is in the event that a need for such arises. The purported suspension is therefore a nullity.
The NWC also nullified the removal of the chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the party, Capt Olatunji Shelle.
“In the same vein, the NWC declares as a nullity, the purported impeachment of Capt. Olatunji Shelle, the Lagos State Chairman of the party, by the Lagos State Executive.
“The State Chairman is also a member of NEC and can only be disciplined by NEC as prescribed by the PDP constitution.”
National leadership of the party appealed to members of the party in Lagos with genuine complains and grievances on
the running of the chapter that they are at liberty to channel such to the NWC for appropriate action, in line with the provisions of the constitution of the party.

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