The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national working committee (NWC) has rescinded the suspension of Ayo Fayose, former governor of Ekiti.
The party also lifted the suspension of Ibrahim Shema, former governor of Katsina; Anyim Pius Anyim, former secretary of the government of the federation; Dennis Ityavyar (Benue), and Aslam Aliyu (Zamfara).
The PDP National Working Committee also reversed the referral of Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue, to the party’s national disciplinary committee.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Debo Ologunagba, the PDP spokesperson, said the decision was taken after the NWC “extensively discussed recent developments” in the party.
“The NWC recognised the imperativeness of a total reconciliation among party leaders and critical stakeholders for a more cohesive party in the overall interest of our teeming members and Nigerians in general,” the statement reads.
“This decision is without prejudice to the powers of the NWC to take necessary disciplinary action against any member of the party at any time pursuant to the provisions of the constitution of the PDP.”
The PDP asked all members and leaders to be guided by the party’s constitution and the “new spirit and necessity of reconciliation, unity, and harmony in our party at this critical time.”
Last week, the PDP National Working Committee suspended Shema, Anyim, Ityavyar, and Aliyu over alleged anti-party activities.
However, the members protested their suspension, saying they were not given a fair hearing.
The decision of the PDP NWC to lift the suspension of the members comes days after Iyorchia Ayu was removed as the party’s national chairman and Iliya Damagum was appointed as the acting leader.
Ayu was suspended by his ward in Gboko LGA, Benue State.
A day after his suspension, a high court granted an ex parte order restraining Ayu from presenting himself as the party’s national chairman.