Re: Party Integration
October 14, 2021
The Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State supports the Integration of members, new and old, into the various levels of executive committees in the party.
Consequent on the stakeholders meeting held on October 2, 2021, it was agreed and resolved that those holding positions in the executives CANNOT be forced out, but appealed to, to voluntarily resign.
The party at the state level has setup a high powered Integeation Technical Committee to design a template for the integration program. The committee report and recommendation will be out as soon as the committee completes its assignment.
Even though we encourage local solutions to achieve the desired Integration, no local government should arbitrarily implement their template by announcing new executives. Once their local template is agreed by all the stakeholders and leaders, it should be sent to the state party secretariat for further action.
Consequently, the announcement of a new local government executive in Esan North East local government is ultra vires, null and void. The constitutionally recognized executive therefore remains in place.
Dr. Tony Aziegbemi
Chairman, Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP