The Peoples ’Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has suspended some of its members in the State House of Assembly.

The suspended lawmakers were fingered to be perpetrating anti-party activities.

Those suspended are Posi Omodara, Segun Adewumi, Fajana Ojo Ade, Badejo Anifowose, Olayode Omotoso, Cecelia Dada and Olanrewaju Olayanju

The party noted that despite the opportunity given to the suspended members to change their ways of engagement in the party, they have resulted to open collaboration with the All Progressive Congress (APC) to punish PDP members in the Ekiti State House of Assembly by suspending others who are not on the same page with them in game of anti-party activities.

According to the PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, Jackson Adebayo, the suspended members equally on instructions of Governor Kayode Fayemi suspended all democratically elected council chairmen and councilors who coincidentally are all members of PDP.

Adebayo added that the PDP State Working Committee had also set up a panel “to further investigate the extent of the damage the affected members have done to the party.”

He said part of the committee’s mandate “is also to find out other collaborators who are members of the party and recommend appropriate sanction.”

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In a reaction, however, the deputy speaker said the PDP SWC lacked such power, saying the party’s constitution Section 59 (3) stipulated that only the National Executive Council could discipline them.

Omodara, who dismissed the allegations leveled against the lawmakers, said, “Due process should be followed in any circumstance. We only saw this purported suspension on the social media.

“There is no official communication, there was no time we were accused of committing any infraction. They are only trying to satisfy their paymasters. We remain committed members of the PDP.

“There is a PDP candidate here. How can he endorse APC candidate? There is no way any decision can be taken against us based on the decision of the House of Assembly,” he queried.

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