Ondo PDP rejects dissolution of State Executive

By The Citizen

The leadership of the Ondo State chapter of the People's Democratic Party has rejected the order from the party's headquarters in Abuja, dissolving the structure of the party in the state at every level, saying it stood by a court order barring the National Working Committee from doing so.

In a statement signed by its Publicity Director, Ayo Fadaka, in Akure on Sunday, he said the party received the news with rude shock.

'To say the least this action is a clear intention by those we expect to safeguard the interest of the Party to out rightly behead it. We also consider this action a disappointment, particularly in view of the fact that there is a subsisting Court order barring the NWC from taking this sort of action.

'Therefore, we reject it and affirm our absolute confidence and support for the Executives from the Ward to the State level.

'We want to remind Abuja that it is by choice that we are members of the Party and that the Party is not a prison yard where we are inmates that are bereft of liberties and fundamental rights.

'We also declare our defiance of this action and as such will continue to recognize and relate only with our Executives at every level,” the statement said.

It further noted the action clearly demonstrated that it served the interest of Governor Olusegun Mimiko as he decamped to the Party, adding that it had sown a seed of discord that is most certain to germinate very quickly.

'We also call on the generality of members of the PDP in Ondo State to be firm and resolute in this period as we will jointly and collective determine, shape and reorder our political destiny,' the statement said.