The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken disciplinary action against several of its members, including referring the governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee for alleged anti-party activities. In addition, the party has suspended several other prominent members, including former Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose, former Senate President/Secretary to the Government of the Federation Anyim Pius Anyim, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, and Dr. Aslam Aliyu.
The PDP’s National Working Committee (NWC) made the decision after conducting a thorough review of the party’s affairs across the country and according to the provisions of the PDP Constitution as amended in 2017. The party has urged all leaders, critical stakeholders, and members to remain united and focused at this critical time.
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PDP Refers Ortom to Disciplinary Committee, Suspends Fayose, Anyim, Others
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has after very extensive review of the affairs of our Party in the country and pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017) referred the Governor of Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.
The NWC also approved the suspension of the following from the Party with effect from today, Thursday, March 23, 2023.
1.Ayodele Fayose (Ekiti State)
2.Sen. Pius Anyim (Ebonyi State)
3.Prof. Dennis Ityavyar (Benue State)
4.Dr. Aslam Aliyu (Zamfara State)
The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our Party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time.
Hon. Debo Ologunagba
National Publicity Secretary
March 23, 2023
PDP Refers Ortom to Disciplinary Committee, Suspends Fayose, Shema, Anyim, Others
— Official PDP Nigeria (@OfficialPDPNig) March 23, 2023
This move by the PDP reflects the ongoing challenges faced by political parties in maintaining unity and discipline among their members. Political parties are typically made up of diverse groups with different interests and agendas, which can lead to internal conflicts and power struggles.
The PDP’s decision to take disciplinary action against its members sends a clear message that the party is committed to upholding its values and principles, and that it will not tolerate actions that undermine its unity and strength. However, it remains to be seen how this decision will affect the party’s prospects in future elections and whether it will be able to maintain its cohesion and effectiveness in the face of internal challenges.
In conclusion, the PDP’s decision to refer Governor Ortom to the National Disciplinary Committee and suspend several other prominent members underscores the importance of maintaining discipline and unity within political parties. While this move may have significant repercussions for the party’s future, it also highlights the challenges faced by political parties in managing diverse interests and maintaining a cohesive and effective organization.