The Peoples Democratic Party in the South West denies plotting to remove the Speaker of the House of Representative.
The PDP in the South-West said on Tuesday that its meeting in Ibadan was to reconcile aggrieved party members and not to plot the removal of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal.
In a statement issued in Ibadan, the party’s Publicity Secretary in the zone, Waheed Lawal, said the report that Mr. Tambuwal and the Acting National Secretary, Onwe Onwe, were to be removed is “fabricated and misleading.”
The national leaders of the party were in Ibadan on Friday for a town hall meeting aimed at reconciling warring members in the zone, Mr. Lawal said.
“We are constrained to express disgust at the report making the rounds about our party.
“The report suggests that members of the party in the South-West zone at a reconciliatory parley held in Ibadan had resolved to remove Speaker Tambuwal and Hon. Onwe S. Onwe,’’ the publicity secretary said.
Mr. Lawal said there was no deliberations on the removal of wither the speaker or the Acting National Secretary.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the main agenda for the meeting was how to reconcile aggrieved members of the party in order to strengthen and reposition PDP in the South-West,” he said.
“We wish to note with gladness that tremendous success was recorded in the reconciliatory efforts during the National Chairman’s visit.
“We wish to reiterate that the report is nothing but the imagination of its author,” he added.
Mr. Lawal said the PDP does not work against the interest of “patriotic members” who hold political offices in Nigeria.
“We hold Speaker Tambuwal and Rt. Hon. Onwe in high esteem,” Mr. Lawal said in the statement.