Olaleye Idowu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, disqualified its former National Vice Chairman (South West), Eddy Olafeso, from contesting the position of National Publicity Secretary.

Also affected are Prof. Adewale Abiodun Oladepo and Okey Muo-Aroh, who was eyeing the National Secretary seat.

Chairman of the National Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja, explained that “all these have been disqualified because they took the party to court. Their intention also was to stop the national convention.”

He regretted that the affected aspirants failed to exhaust the internal conflict resolution mechanism as spelt out in Section 51 of the party’s constitution.

According to Fintiri, those disqualified could still approach the screening appeal committee to present their grievances.

He also announced that some 27 aspirants were cleared to contest for various positions.

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