The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Etikan Ward of Ilaje Local Government Area in Ondo State, Ajimisan Johnson has been suspended indefinitely.
According to a statement obtained by Journalists in Akure on Sunday, Ajimisan Johnson was suspended in a Party ward congress held on Saturday, after a vote of no confidence passed on him by his fellow ward executives, over alleged dereliction of duty and “running the affairs of the party unilaterally and personally with no recourse to both the Excos and Leaders” was ratified.
The statement however explained that Ojajuni Ibukun Blessing has been appointed to, with immediate effect, take over as the Acting Chairman of the Party, in the ward.
The statement reads: “Other decisions of the congress includes the nomination of Hon. Banji Okunomo, Hon. Godday Erewa, and Mrs. Ileola Korolo as the three adhoc delegates to represent the ward in the forthcoming Party Primary elections.
“In continuance of the unilateral action of the Chairman, the Chairman unilaterally sat in the comfort of his room, listed the names of the 3 Adhoc delegates and submitted same to the party secretariat at the local government in flagrant disregard for the the Party’s directive on the modality for choosing 3 Adhoc delegates.
“From the fact obtained at the party Secretariat at Igbokoda, not only that he single handedly submitted the 3 adhoc delegates but also selfishly included his wife’s name in the list against the spirit and letters of the Party constitution.
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“That the Party, in exercise of its powers in sections 46(1) and 47(3) of the PDP Constitution which state thus, “that a vote of no confidence may be moved on any member of the Executive Committee of the Party at any level of the Congress and where such a vote of no confidence is passed, such officer stands removed until any otherwise decision is taken by the same congress that exercised that power”.
The Congress, having ratified the suspension moved against the Chairman- Johnson Ajimisan by a unanimous decision, the Chairman hereby stands suspended forthwith”.
It noted that the Congress also resolved the party leaders should disregard the list of the nominated 3 Adhoc delegates earlier submitted by the suspended Chairman and replace same with Hon Banji Okunomo, Hon Godday Erewa and Mrs Ileola Korolo.