Lagos PDP Suspends Chairman, Deputy


The People Democratic Party’s State Working Committee (SWC), Lagos chapter on Wednesday suspended its chairman, Hon. Phillips Aivoji, and deputy chairman, Hon. Benedict Felix Tai.

Hon. Hakeem Amode, the state publicity secretary revealed this in a statement on Wednesday.

He said the suspension of the duo was part of the resolutions reached at the SWC meeting held on Tuesday, April 25, 2023.

He said both the chairman and his deputy would step aside pending the outcome of an ongoing court case against them.

According to him, “The Vice Chairman West Senatorial District, Hon. Sunday Olaifa, who is from the senatorial district of the suspended chairman would assume the office of the chairman in an acting capacity pending the outcome of the court case,”

Amode also disclosed that a seven-member disciplinary committee was constituted in accordance with Section 57, Sub-section 1 & 2 of the party’s constitution.

He gave the names of members of the committee as Chief Abayomi Kuye (Chairman); Alhaji Isiaka Shodiya; Princess M.A Coker (Iya Ni Wura); Kayode Ariwayo; Femi Oluokun; Segun Oriyomi; and Barr. Esther Edesiri Egbi (Secretary).

“The post-election disciplinary committee is expected to report back to the State Working Committee in one week.

“SWC members in attendance at the meeting were Chief Olaifa; Hon. Agboola Akinpelu, Youth Leader; Hon. Hakeem Amode, State Publicity. Secretary; Hon. Ismail Olatunji, State Auditor and Hon. Adio Salami, State Organising Secretary.

“The five members in attendance constitute the majority from the original 14 members that form the State Working Committee among which three had decamped to the ruling party, reducing the membership of the State Working Committee to eleven,” Amode added.

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