Olusola Elijah

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has confirmed the suspension of Ndudi Elumelu and other members of the party over the leadership crisis surrounding the minority leadership of the House of Representatives.

The decision was taken at the NWC held in Abuja on Friday.

PDP, in a statement released after its NWC meeting, said it noted the roles played by the suspended members which resulted in Gbajabiamila reading another list for minority leadership other than the list submitted to him by the party.

It listed the members suspended as Ndudi Elumelu, Wole Oke, Lynda Ikpeazu, Anayo Edwin, Gideon Gwadi, Toby Okechukwu and Adekoya Abdul-Majid.

“After preliminary examination by the NWC, it was evident that the roles played by the above-mentioned members, bordered on indiscipline, insubordination and disobedience of party directives contrary to Section 58 (1)(b)(c)(f)(h) of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017), which provides that:

‘Subject to the provision of this Constitution, the Party shall have power to discipline any member who says or does anything likely to bring the party into disrepute, hatred or contempt; disobeys or neglects to carry out lawful directives of the party or any organ or officer of the party; engages in anti-party activities; or engages in any conduct likely to cause disaffection among members of the party or is likely to disrupt the peaceful, lawful and efficient conduct of the business of the party.

“Consequent upon this, the above-mentioned members of our party are hereby suspended for one month and this matter is hereby referred to the National Disciplinary Committee of our party, in keeping with Section 57(3) of the PDP Constitution,” the party said.