Temitope Adedeji, Akure
National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Olu Ogunloye has been suspended by the party’s national executive committee over alleged misconduct.
The party’s National Secretary, Shehu Gabam was also suspended over the same reason as confirmed in a statement released at the weekend.
SDP’s Deputy Chairman, Adul Isaq, will act as the interim chairman, while Simon Adesina will act as the national secretary, pending the outcome of its convention.
The statement reads: “The NEC observed the wanton disregard to the provisions of the SDP Constitution, especially Article 12.5 (iv) 12.2.2 (viii) and Article 9.4 to suspend some officers from the party.
“The NEC considered the various abuses of the constitution by the following under-listed officers and there is agreement by the majority to suspend Shehu Gabam and Dr Olu Ogunloye.
“The NEC noted the urgency to put in place all that is required for a befitting party convention and therefore resolves that the national convention of the Social Democratic Party is fixed for April 27 to 29 with arrival being Wednesday, April 27, 2022.”
Suspension of some of the party officers at the state level was annulled by the NEC which also voided the appointment of National Working Committee members, which includes Okechukwu Ogbonna, national youth leader, and Rufus Aiyegba, national publicity secretary.