Thursday, November 7, 2013

Oyinlola’s Court Victory: New PDP Warns Bamanga Tukur, NWC

Following Wednesday's Court of Appeal reversal of the sacking of
former Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, as the
National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), an
emboldened and confident New PDP has declared the days of Alhaji
Bamanga Tukur and his illegal National Working Committee (NWC) in the
Wadata Plaza Headquarters of the party as numbered.
A statement by NPDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Eze
Chukwuemeka Eze said the members would storm the PDP National
Secretariat next Monday, November 11th, for Prince Oyinlola's swearing
in, and urged the PDP National Legal Adviser Mr. Victor Kwom not to
delay it.
Of the court victory, the statement said, "This is just one of the
anomalies we have been complaining of that came about due to lack of
internal democracy in our party occasioned by the undemocratic
elements that hijacked the structure of our party and we are relying
so much on the Judiciary to help us in addressing other anomalies that
gave rise to our present struggle and restore hope back to our party."
NPDP expressed the hope that very soon, its other court cases asking
for the dissolution of the Tukur-led NWC would be given the same
serious attention to enable them formally take over the reins of the
party and restore it to the path of honour, justice and democratic
norms which Tukur and his cohorts have bastardised.
"We wish to assure PDP faithful and all lovers of democracy that the
cat with nine lives, Prince (Barr.) Olagunsoye Oyinlola is ready and
determined to do the great work of rebuilding our great party. The
sacking of the entire illegal NWC is, however, necessary so as to
create room for the replacement of the current membership with
patriotic party leaders who would join Prince Oyinlola in rebuilding
the party, which has suffered so much in the hands of Tukur and his
It expressed its sympathy with the former National Secretary, Prof.
Wale Oladipo, who it said achieved the unenviable record as the
shortest reigning PDP National Secretary since the formation of the
It also advised the PDP National Legal Adviser Mr. Victor Kwom to
"stop further study of a judgement which was very clear even to a
layman" and set in motion the machinery for the immediate swearing in
of Prince Oyinlola next Monday as he is in a hurry to start the
rebuilding of the party.
"The National Legal Adviser who saw to Prof Wale Oladipo swearing in
within 24 hours after his own court victory should apply the same
treatment to the authentic National Secretary of PDP and stop
portraying our party as a lawless party by attempting to delay his
swearing in ceremony in obedience to a court ruling aimed at
repositioning our party," the statement said.
"As we commend and congratulate Prince Oyinlola for this feat, we urge
him not to be corrupted by the undemocratic toxic that may have been
dropped in his office by Prof. Oladipo as many Nigerians look up to
him to not only to restore hope to the PDP but to also use his magic
wand to unify the party. We are happy of sending him back to the
Wadata Plaza in advance as our present day John the Baptist to prepare
and to announce to the world of our arrival as the authentic NWC of
our great party within the next few weeks."

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