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South West PDP Crisis Worsens

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There seems to be no end in sight to the crisis rocking the South West zone of the People’s Democratic Party as a group within the party dismissed the suspension of Chief Ishola Filani as the chairman of the party in the zone. The group, under the aegis of South-West PDP Leadership Forum, which met in Abuja, called on the National Working Committee of the party to dismiss the suspension.

It will be recalled that Chief Fulani was suspended by the members of the executive committee of the South-West PDP at Ibadan on September 3 and was ordered to vacate the office.

But the South West PDP leaders have said that the suspension is illegal.

Chief Olabode George who is the convener of the meeting, said those who suspended Filani lacked the power to do so as the constitution of PDP stipulates that only the National Executive Council of PDP has such power.

He added that those who suspended the PDP South-West Caretaker Chairman failed to explore the normal channel of effecting such action since they did not lodge a formal complaint against him before announcing his suspension.

George stressed that the suspension of Filani by members of the South-West Caretaker Committee was inappropriate because it was capable of breaking the fragile peace in the South-West PDP

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