The National Working Committee, NWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has dissociated itself from a purported congress held in Ogun State by some members of the party.
In a statement issued jointly signed by the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus and the National Secretary, Sen. Umaru Ibrahim Tsauri urged the public to disregard the purported congress as the party is yet to conduct any Congress following an order of a federal high court that barred it from doing so.
“The attention of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been drawn to some media publication, especially, the online media concerning a purported inauguration of certain unknown persons as State Officers of the Party in Ogun State on Friday, May 8, 2020.
“We want to advise members of the public, especially, the teeming members of our great Party in Nigeria and Ogun State in particular, that the Peoples Democratic Party has not conducted any congress for the election of the Party officers at any level of the Party: Ward, LGA Chapter and or State, in Ogun State.
“This is in obedience to the interim order made by His Lordship, Hon. Justice Inyang Ekwo, in Suit No. FCT/AB/ CS/208/2020 on March 4, 2020 directing the maintenance of the status quo until the hearing of the motion on notice which is still pending on account of the disruption caused by COVID-19” the statement said.