UPDATE: PDP Suspends Party Chairman, Deputy In Lagos

UPDATE: PDP Suspends Party Chairman, Deputy In Lagos

by Victor Ndubuisi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State has approved the suspension of its Chairman, Philip Aivoji, and his Deputy, Mr. Tai Benedict, until the resolution of legal proceedings.

On April 14, the ward executives of Aivoji and Benedict suspended them, respectively, for allegedly violating the party’s constitution gravely.

Hakeem Amode, the party’s publicity secretary for Lagos State, said on Tuesday in Lagos that the resolution was made by the State Working Committee after considering the results of the 2023 general elections.

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He claimed that during a meeting on Tuesday, the group discussed ways to preserve the integrity of the state’s primary opposition party.


In light of this, he continued, the committee confirmed Sunday Olaifa, vice-chairman of the Lagos PDP for the West Senatorial District, as acting chairman while legal proceedings were ongoing.

Amode disclosed that a seven-person disciplinary committee was also established by the committee to investigate any issues involving the suspended officials.

”Members of the disciplinary committee are Chief Abayomi Kuye (Chairman), Mrs Esther Egbi (Secretary), Alhaji Isiaka Shodiya, Princess M.A Coker, Messrs Kayode Ariwayo, Femi Oluokun and Segun Oriyomi.

Amode also said that after one week from the date of its establishment, the post-election disciplinary body will be expected to report back to the State Working body.

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”Members of the State Working Committee at the meeting were Olaifa, Mr Agboola Akinpelu (Youth Leader), Mr Ismail Olatunji (State Auditor) and Mr Adio Salami (State Organising Secretary) and Amode.

“The five members in attendance constitute the majority of the nine members in the State Working Committee out of the original 14 members that can take the decision.


“Three of the original 14 members had decamped to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), thereby reducing the membership of the State Working Committee to 11.

“The embattled chairman and his Deputy were part of the 11 remaining members and since they can’t adjudicate in their own case, only nine members were left to take decisions.”



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