Tukur Gets His Way, Replaces Oyinlola as National Secretary

The power tussle in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took another turn Monday when the party named its Deputy National Secretary, Mr. Onwe S. Onwe, as the acting national secretary following last Friday’s judgment of a Federal High Court that ordered the removal of the incumbent, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

The party’s National Working Committee (NWC), after an emergency meeting in Abuja, presided over by the PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, directed that Onwe should act as the secretary, pending when Oyinlola, who has appealed the judgment and is seeking a stay of execution of the order, is able to get the court to suspend the order removing him from office.

Before Onwe was appointed acting national secretary, the Chief Legal Consultant of the PDP, Chief Joe Gadzama (SAN), had briefed the meeting, explaining that in order to uphold due process, an acting national secretary should be appointed, because the law does not allow a vacuum. It was after the briefing by Gadzama that the meeting unanimously agreed that Tukur should write to Onwe to assume the position of national secretary in the interim.

http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/tukur-gets-his-way-replaces-oyinlola-as-national-secretary/136372/

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