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BREAKING: NASS conflict: PDP suspends Elumelu, Ikpeazu, Abdul-Majid, 3 others

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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has suspended some of its principal members in the House of Representatives.

This was contained in a statement by the National Advertising Secretary of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan.

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The members are; Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, Hon. Wole Oke, Hon. Lynda Ikpeazu, Hon. Anayo Edwin, Hon. Gideon Gwadi, Hon. Toby Okechukwu and Hon. Adekoya Abdul-Majid.

The statement, which was shared on Twitter, says: “The national work committee of @OfficialPDPNig met today, July 5, 2019 and discussed issues related to minority leadership in the House of Representatives.

“The Party took note of the roles played by the members that are not on the list, which resulted in the Speaker of the House of Representatives,

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His Excellency Femi Gbajabiamila, reading another list for Minority Leadership of the Chamber that Do not be the list that our party sent you, the PDP.

“The members are; Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, Hon. Wole Oke, Hon. Lynda Ikpeazu, Hon. Anayo Edwin, Hon. Gideon Gwadi, Hon. Toby Okechukwu and Hon. Adekoya Abdul-Majid. ”

The main opposition party said the actions were contrary to Section 58 (1) (b) (c) (f) (h) of the Constitution of the PDP (amended in 2017).

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“Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the Party shall have the power to discipline any member who says or does something that may lead the party to discredit, hatred or contempt, disobeys or neglects to carry out legal

directives of the party or of any Party organ or official, participates in anti-party activities, “engages in any conduct that may cause disaffection among party members or that may disturb the peaceful, lawful and efficient conduct of the party’s business,” he said.