Why PDP Has Not Sanctioned Wike – Kola Ologbondiyan

A former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kola Ologbondiyan, has explained why the party is yet to take any serious action against one of its ex-presidential aspirants and current Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike.

The appointment of Wike as the FCT Minister had raised questions within the PDP, with some accusing the ex-Rivers governor of forming alliance with the All Progressives Congress (APC) under President Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

However, the PDP has yet to take any disciplinary action against Wike.

Reacting to the issue, the former PDP spokesperson, Ologbondiyan, said the party was following due process in handling the case.

He said there’s a disciplinary committee whose responsibility is to look extensively into the situation before deciding whether or not to sanction the FCT minister, adding that the party has a constitution that guides its affairs.

He said, “Let me start by saying that the constitution of the party provides for how the party should be managed. That has been clear from the onset. The responsibility of the day-to-day running of the party lies in the office of the national chairman.

“So in respect of the minister of the FCT, Nysom Wike, it’s about disciplinary action. And I can recall that under the leadership of Secondus, when the former Governor of Ebonyi State, (Dave) Umahi, started relating with the APC, a letter was written to him in form of a query and issued to him to explain to the party why he was rallying with the APC.

“So the constitution of the party provides for disciplinary measures. It’s not a mob. Somebody can’t rise from somewhere and carry wood and say ‘You are responsible for this and that.’

“So the purview of sanctioning is with the current working committee to consider your action this way or that. The party also has a disciplinary committee where matters of this nature are addressed.”

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