Factional minority leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu has revealed that he is surprised that he got suspended from PDP by the party’s National Working Committee NWC).
The PDP ordered Mr Elumelu and the other suspended lawmakers to present themselves for questioning, but none of them was available for the meeting.
In a recent statement, Elumelu disclosed that he received the invitation to appear before the party very late ”by which time, he, the Deputy Minority Leader, the Minority Whip, the Deputy Minority Whip and all other lawmakers invited had travelled out of Abuja”.
His words, “However, as obedient and loyal party members, I had asked the NWC for another date to appear before it only for the party to hastily suspend them, in flagrant contravention of the principles of fair hearing.”
“As loyal party members, we had thought that the PDP NWC would have availed us the opportunity of fair hearing, robust and constructive engagements before taking such drastic action on elected representatives who have over years, strengthened and protected the corporate interest of the party and Nigeria in general. We have become good ambassadors of the PDP, and we don’t deserve this kind of treatment.
“Our alleged suspension negates the spirit and letter of fair hearing, which is at the heart of the 1999 Nigeria Constitution and extant laws of the land.
“We love PDP, and we are ready to meet with the party leadership as we have no other party to call our own than the PDP.”
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