The duo of the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Philip Aivoji, and the Deputy Chairman, Tai Benedict have been suspended from the party.
Why The PDP Lagos State Chairman and Deputy Were Suspended
The party chieftains were suspended for alleged anti-party activities arising from the recently concluded 2023 governorship elections.
The suspension came from the Ward Executives of the party in Ward E of Badagry Local Government Area, and Ward J1 of Epe Local Government Area, of Lagos State respectively.
Press Statement on the Sacking of Lagos State PDP Chairman Sack
According to a statement on Thursday evening signed by the Executive members of Ward E, Badagry, and made available to newsmen by the ward chairman, Jamiu Boglo, the State Chairman was alleged to have reached a compromise with the Labour Party (LP) on the eve of the March 18 governorship election in exchange for financial reward and thereafter directed PDP members in the state to vote for the LP via a message from his Special Adviser on media.
Other Reasons Why Aivoji Was Sacked
The suspended state Chairman, Aivoji, was also accused of misappropriation of funds received from the national body of the party as remittance from payments for the purchase of forms by aspirants from the state.
According to them, this violates section 58 (1) D of the party constitution.
Aivoji was also noted to failing to pay his annual party dues.
“Aivodji did not pay his annual dues as enshrined by the party’s constitution in section 8 (9),” he said.