Ogun, Adamawa PDP hold peaceful state congresses
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ogun and Adamawa Chapters, yesterday, held peaceful State Congresses to elect new officers to run the affairs of the party.
Ogun PDP held its congress in spite of a court order restraining the party.
An Abeokuta Magistrate Court had granted the request of Kashamu faction to stop yesterday’s congress.
The Dayo Bayo party executive, loyal to Kashamu, are insisting that by the High Court judgment, their tenure ends in 2020 and until then, any attempt to replace them is an illegality and therefore null and void.
But under heavy armed police presence, the congress held peacefully at the auditorium of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL).
Hon. Sikirulai Ogundele was elected as the State Chairman, while Bode Bankole emerged as the Secretary.
Representatives of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), led by Charles Onoche conducted the election.
Ogundele, in his acceptance speech, pledged to bring all aggrieved members back, as he would run an open administration.
In Adamawa, former secretary of the party, Barrister Tahir Shehu, emerged the new chairman.
All the winners emerged through a consensus process as agreed by the contestants and the result was declared under the supervision of the officials of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
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