PDP National Convention: Why we disqualified four candidates -- Screening Panel

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PDP National Convention: Why we disqualified four candidates — Screening Panel

PDP National Convention: Why we disqualified four candidates — Screening Panel

The PDP screening panel, led by former Minister Adoke, cleared 27 candidates and disqualified four others.

The panel charged with screening candidates for the forthcoming national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has explained why it disqualified four candidates from elections into party offices.this story published earlier today.The screening committee explained in its report why four of the aspirants were disqualified.

a) Undermining the Authority of the National Convention (2016 National Convention) to act as PDP National Secretary after the dissolution of the National Working Committee and the appointment of the National Caretaker Committee.He is hereby not cleared by the Committee.

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by October 23, 2021 2 min read The panel charged with screening candidates for the forthcoming national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has explained why it disqualified four candidates from elections into party offices.was chaired by a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, with a former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Austin Opara, as his deputy.LinkedIn Suspended national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, has warned the party against holding its national convention scheduled to take place on the 30th and 31st of October, 2021.Published 23 October 2021 The crises rocking the Edo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party deepened on Friday as an Edo State High Court in Benin restrained the National Vice Chairman (South-South) of the party, Chief Dan Orbih, and the state Secretary of the party, Hilary Otsu, from participating in the party’s national convention scheduled for October 30 and 31, 2021.

The panel, led by a former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, also said it cleared 27 others for the contest. Those cleared are listed in this story published earlier today. In the seven-page report, the committee, which was inaugurated on 23 September, said it screened 32 aspirants after two of them withdrew from the race, and subsequently cleared 27. Below is a list of those barred from the election and the reasons the committee gave for its decisions. “Should such contumacious conduct of holding the national convention before the hearing and determination of the application be embarked upon by the party however, we shall not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law against all national officers that are responsible for such conduct of contempt of court. Why four aspirants were disqualified The screening committee explained in its report why four of the aspirants were disqualified. Other details Ayu as the sole candidate for the position of the national chairman. Adewale Abiodun Oladipo The PDP committee said there was a petition against him which had been established.” The court ordered the PDP and its officers to “deny admittance to the 1st-11th defendants at the national convention and ensure that the 1st-11th defendants do not vote or participate in any shape or form.

a) Undermining the Authority of the National Convention (2016 National Convention) to act as PDP National Secretary after the dissolution of the National Working Committee and the appointment of the National Caretaker Committee. The report said Mr Oyinlola, a former national secretary of the PDP, and Mr Arapaja are both contesting for the position of the deputy national chairman (South). “In addition, an application on notice has been filed in which Secondus is seeking, inter alia, the following: •An order of injunction restraining the PDP, the 6th respondent herein, whether by itself, its officers, servants, agents and or representatives from holding or conducting its national convention scheduled for 30th and 31st October 2021 or any other date, pending the hearing and final determination of this appeal. b) By engaging lawyers on behalf of the PDP without lawful authority, thereby exposing the party to inappropriate financial liabilities and court actions. All these are infractions against Section 58 (1) (b), (c), (h), & (j) of the Party’s Constitution (as amended in 2017) which are punishable under Section 59 (1) (e) of the Party’s Constitution. It also said Mrs Ciroma, who was once the women’s leader of the party, is running for the position of deputy national chairman (North). He is hereby not cleared by the Committee.” In this article. Oke Muo-Aroh Reason: Not cleared for violating the zoning formula. Mr Anyanwu, who represented Imo East in the Senate until 2015, was recently adopted by the South-east chapter of the party as its consensus candidate for the position. Copyright PUNCH All rights reserved.

The Committee established that the position of the PDP National Secretary was micro-zoned to Imo State, pursuant to the Principle of Rotation and Zoning of the Party’s offices as prescribed in our Party’s Constitution. The position was micro-zoned to Imo State and he is from Anambra State. The report listed Mr Ighoyota as the only aspirant for the position of the deputy national organising secretary. He is hereby not cleared by the Committee. Olafeso Eddy Eniola Reason: There were petitions against him. According to the document, those who withdrew from the NWC race are a former member of the House of Representatives, Cyril Maduabum, and Amina Tasallah. a) He instituted a legal action against the party, among others, to prevent the National Convention from holding without exhausting the party’s in-house mechanism, contrary to Section 58 (1) (L) and thereby committed a misconduct punishable under Section 59 (1) (a) of the Party’s Constitution as amended in 2017.

b) A notice of discontinuance filed on 15th October, 2021, was an afterthought, because it was filed after the court refused his application for injunction to stop the National Convention. Mr Maduabum, who is currently the Director General of PDP Governors Forum (PDP-GF), was running for the position of national secretary while Mrs Tasallah was in contention for the office of the deputy national women’s leader. For these reasons the Committee has not cleared him. Akintan Oludaisi Reason: There was a petition against him. They are a former National Secretary of the PDP, Wale Oladipo, a former National Vice Chairman of the party in the South-west, Eddy Olafeso, Oke Muo-Aroh, and Akintan Oludaisi. a) He instituted a legal action against the party, among others, to prevent the National Convention from holding without exhausting the Party’s in-house dispute resolution mechanism, contrary to Section 58 (1) (e) of the Party’s Constitution as amended in 2017. b) A notice of discontinuance filed on 15th October, 2021, was an afterthought, because it was filed after the court refused his application for injunction to stop the PDP National Convention. NWC positions to be contested for The 27 aspirants cleared will contest for 21 NWC positions at the convention.

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