In a three paragraph statement he signed himself, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Bamanga Tukur, has replaced former Osun State Governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, as National Secretary of the party.
The Deputy National Secretary of the party, Solomon Onwe, was directed by the party chairman to assume duties as the Acting National Secretary of the PDP.
Mr. Tukur said he acted “pursuant to the powers conferred on the National Chairman by Chapter V Section 35 (1), 35 (1)(b) as well as section 36(2) of the constitution of the Peoples Democratic Party, (as amended).”
He said Mr. Onwe “shall by this directive conduct all correspondences of the party, issue notices of meetings of the National Convention, the National Executive Committee, the National Caucus and the National Working Committee as stipulated in the Constitution of our great Party.”
The PDP chairman said the “directive takes immediate effect and is hereby communicated to all the levels and offices of the Party.” Mr. Oyinlola was dismissed as PDP National Secretary by an Abuja Court on Friday even though he has stated his intention to appeal the ruling.