…dissolves Excos, sets up caretaker committee

By Precious Oham

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has suspended Ayeni Funso, John Fayose and six others in Ekiti State as members of the party.

A statement by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba, on Friday, said the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party approved the suspension of Funso and others over allegations of anti-party activities.

Others that were suspended in the state includes; Ajijola Oladimeji, Emiola Jennifer, Ajayi Samuel, Olayinka Olalere, Akerele Oluyinka and Fayose John.

In the same vein, the NWC approved the appointment of a Caretaker Committee to run the affairs of the party in the state for a period of three months.

Sadiq Obanoyen was appointed as Chairman of the Caretaker Committee following the dissolution of the Executive Committee.

“Following the recent developments in the Ekiti State Chapter of our great Party, the National Working Committee (NWC), after careful deliberations and extensive consultations, on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and pursuant to Sections 29(2)(b) and 31(2)(e) of the Constitution of the PDP (as amended in 2017), has dissolved the PDP Ekiti State Executive Committee with immediate effect.

“In its place the NWC, on behalf of NEC has approved the appointment of Ekiti State Caretaker Committee to run the affairs of the Party in the State for a period of three (3) months effective from today Friday, January 20, 2023 and to function pursuant to Section 24(2) of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

“The NWC also approved the appointment of Arch. Sadiq Obanoyen as Chairman of the PDP Ekiti State Caretaker Committee.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our Party in Ekiti State to remain united and focused on the task ahead.”