The Adamawa State Executives of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has vowed to resist its dissolution by the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party, saying the action was undemocratic and done without recourse to the due process of law.
One of the sacked executives, A.T Shehu, said the dissolution by the NWC is null and void and as such they (executives) remain unfazed by the pronouncement.
The NWC of the party had suspended the state executives over allegations of indiscipline and failure to conduct delegates’ election.
Mr. Shehu ascribed the action to the antics of some anti-President Goodluck Jonathan and PDP elements within the party who want to derail the party and foist an unpopular candidate ahead of the 2015 general elections.
“The action is null and void and it is an exercise in futility; we are not dissolved,” Mr. Shehu said.
“You cannot dissolve somebody (state executives) without query or fair hearing and since due process was not followed, the punishment cannot stand,” he said.
Mr. Shehu said if the need arises they will go to court to seek redress.
While reacting, another PDP stalwart in Adamawa State, Yayaji Gombi, accused the NWC of trying to destroy the party. He said “as members of the party, we will not fold our arms to watch a reign of impunity being imposed on the party,”
He said the national leadership of the party led by Adamu Muazu is the greatest undoing of the PDP, adding that Mr. Muazu is bent on foisting a reign of anarchy which if not checkmated will destroy the party.
But a Federal House of Representative aspirant under the party, Umaru Jada, lauded the decision of the NWC saying it is the right way to deal with errant members and executives of the party who feel they are above the law.
“The decision taken shows that the party is equal to the task of meting out punishment to any wayward member without recourse to his position. This will go a long way at entrenching discipline and sanity in the party,” Mr. Jada said.