PDP Disowns Oluyede, Says Lawyer Does Not Have Ruling Party's Mandate

Source: thewillnigeria.com

SAN FRANCISCO, January 14, (THEWILL) -  The leadership of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday disowned a lawyer , Mr.

Ajibola Oluyede, saying he does not have the mandate to issue statements on behalf of the party.

A statement issued by PDP National Legal Adviser, Barr.

Victor Kwon, said: 'The attention of the National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been drawn to a media advertorial in which one Mr.

Ajibola Oluyede adduced certain opinions claiming such to be the position of the PDP constitution on some recent developments in our party.

'For the avoidance of doubt, the National Working Committee of the PDP wishes to state as follows; That Mr.

Ajibola Oluyede has no mandate or authority to issue the said advertorial.

'That the position adduced in the advertorial does not in anyway represent or correspond with the position of the Constitution of the PDP.

'That the PDP has a National Legal Adviser whose duties under the party's constitution include advising the Party on all legal matters, conducting all litigation; prosecuting and defending actions on behalf of the party, including its organs and officials in so far as the subject of the litigation affects the interest of the party; and interpreting the laws, regulations and Constitution of the party in the event of any ambiguities.

'We therefore warn all such characters to desist from making public statements and sponsoring publications in any manner whatsoever that distort the provisions of our constitution and the position of our party on any issue.