The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has granted waivers to returnee members.

The waivers grant the receivers same privileges as those enjoyed by existing members of the party.

Beneficiaries include former Oyo state governor and founder of the Accord Party, Rashidi Ladoja who is vying for the party chairmanship; another Oyo state politician, Seyi Makinde and others in other states who returned or decamped to the party.

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Briefing newsmen at the end of Tuesday's NEC meeting, which lasted several hours, National Publicity Secretary of the party, Dayo Adeyeye said the decision to grant waivers is in line with the provisions of the party’s constitution.

“We granted waivers to our new members in Anambra and Oyo States. Seyi Makinde, formerly of the Social Democratic Party and Rashidi Ladoja, formerly of the Accord Party, both from Oyo States were granted waivers as they have returned to the PDP.

“The implication of this is that they can participate fully in the affairs of the party. They can vote and be voted for,” Adeyeye explained.

He further stated that guidelines for the conduct of State Congresses and national convention were also approved by NEC.

Adeyeye noted that constitutional amendments dominated discourse saying this was so because the party is bent on avoiding the mistakes of 2013.

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