OVERVIEW OF: PDP suspends Chairman
The Lagos State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has announced the suspension of its chairman, Mr. Adedeji Doherty.
Mr. Muiz Shodipe, the state party executive, made the announcement at a news conference on Friday.
Shodipe alleged that the chairman was guilty of financial mismanagement and polarisation of the party.
He further alleged that Doherty did not care about the party’s image in the media and always made pronouncements that were never discussed at any party forum.
According to him, the chairman has been demanding loyalty to himself or declaring members as “persona non grata” if they are unwilling.
“The chairman lacks transparency in management and accountability of the party finances and administration.
“Since assuming office as the state chairman in the past one year, Doherty has failed to, at least, convene just one state assembly meeting.
Doherty was also accused of polarising the state working committee and not involving members, who disagreed with his leadership style, in the affairs of the party.
However, when NAN contacted Doherty described his suspension as “false news”.
Doherty, however, refused to comment further on the development.