A suspension may be coming the way of the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Abudullahi Jalo, for purportedly issuing a statement on the appointment of Mrs. Amina Zakari as acting Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, which seemingly contradicts the position of his party.
While speaking on Saturday, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, had averred that the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, is resolute in rejecting Zakari’s appointment because it is a hidden agenda and plot to undermine the integrity of the electoral body.
Soon after, Jalo allegedly made a statement considered to be at variance with the decision of the NWC in which he was said to have dismissed the rejection of Zakari as Metuh’s opinion and not that of PDP.
Reacting in a letter dated July 8, 2015 and signed by National Secretary, Professor Wale Oladipo, the PDP National Working Committee, NWC, asked Jalo to appear before it next Wednesday based on what it termed “unguarded utterances in some Nigerian newspapers.”
The letter titled: ‘Zakari’s Appointment: Jalo Dissociates PDP from Mutuh’s Commentary,’ the NWC of the opposition party noted that its attention “has been brought to your recent unguarded utterances in some of the national newspapers.
“The NWC has therefore requested you to appear at its meeting for preliminary investigation on the charge of bringing the party into disrepute among others”.
According to the National Secretary, the invitation was part of the resolutions reached at the 404th meeting of the NWC of the party.
Source: Daily Post