*Says no meeting of State Exco held
Deputy Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State, Olu Adebayo has said that report being circulated on social media that some members of the party in Ado Local Government, including the Local Government Party Chairman, Dare Olomofe, were suspended by the State Working Committee (SWC) should be disregarded as the SWC did not meet on Monday to take such a decision.
Olu Adebayo, otherwise known as Osoro said in a statement on Tuesday, that “the State Chairman, Chief Gboyega Oguntuwase is presently in Abuja where he attended the 88th National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party held on yesterday, and was not yet back to Ekiti State as at today.”
He said as the Deputy Chairman of PDP in Ekiti State, the party’s constitution (2017 as amended) unequivocally empowered him to summon, preside and act in the SWC meetings of the party, and he was never in Ado Ekiti on Monday, and as such, no SWC meeting was held.
The state’s Deputy Chairman said: “I woke up this morning, Tuesday, January 28, 2020, to read on several social media platforms the story about the suspension of some members of the PDP in Ekiti State, more precisely in Ado Local Government.
“The general public should please note that the State Working Committee (SWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (Ekiti State) did not call nor take any such decision being circulated on social media.
“For the avoidance of doubt, our Chairman is presently in Abuja to attend the 88th NEC meeting of the party, which held yesterday, Monday January 27, 2020 and is not yet back to Ekiti State.
“As the Deputy Chairman of the PDP in Ekiti State, the PDP Constitution (2017 as amended) unequivocally empowers me to summon and preside/act in such meeting where decisions being shared/circulated on social medial were taken in the absence of the chairman.
“The State Working Committee of the PDP in Ekiti State did not call or hold (not even an emergency meeting) nor took any decision on Monday, January 27, 2020, more so that the SWC statutory meeting holds every Wednesday.
“My findings clearly showed that majority of the SWC members were not at the State Secretariat yesterday, January 27, 2020.
“That the news on the purported suspension of Dare Olomofe (Kala) or any other person(s) mentioned should be disregarded accordingly.”