PDP May Reconsider Ex-Governor Gbenga Daniel’s Suspension

PDP May Reconsider Ex-Governor Gbenga Daniel’s Suspension

This was made known on Monday in Abeokuta, at the commissioning of the party secretariat, beside Alake Sports Centre in Ijeja, Abeokuta.

The former governor was suspended by his ward in Sagamu Local Government Area for anti-party activities which includes the alleged funding of the Labour Party, LP.

Hinting at a possible overturning of the suspension, the Chairman, Governing Council of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA, Jide Adeniji, who represented the PDP national chairman, Bamanga Tukur, stated that Mr. Daniel remains a statesman that must be accorded his deserved status.

Mr. Adeniji argued that as a statesman, Mr. Daniel could only be suspended by the National Executive Council, NEC, of the party.

“If the suspension was not legally carried out, it may be reviewed by the National Executive Council. Daniel is still a member of PDP. Some of his followers may be in Labour Party – his followers can go to any party; he can’t stop them,” Mr. Adeniji said.

He, however, disclosed a plan to reconcile all the aggrieved members of the party including the former governor at a meeting which would hold in Abuja within the next two weeks.

Also at the event, the South West Secretary of the Caretaker Committee of the party, Pegba Otemolu, concurred that the former governor remained a member of the party and that the suspension was not indefinite.

Mr. Otemolu explained that the constitutional provision of the party allows a member to be suspended for only thirty days before such member could return to the party.

“Daniel has never declared for Labour Party. He still remains a member of the party and the South West Zone of the party recognized him as a member,” he stated.

Other party leaders at the commissioning included former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Titi Oseni; former state chairman of the PDP, Dayo Soremi, and the party’s state secretary, Semiu Sodipo.

The commissioning also recorded the defection of some members of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, in the state to the PDP. 

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