By Chris Ochayi
THE National Chairman of Alliance for Democracy, AD, Chief Joseph Avazi, yesterday, insisted that Chief Olusola Oke remained the party’s candidate for the election. Chief Avazi, who spoke with newsmen shortly after the party’s National Working Committee, NWC, meeting in Abuja, said he was not aware of any crisis in the party, saying the AD under his watch is cohesive, formidable and optimistic in winning the election.
Meanwhile, the NWC of the party said it has suspended three of its members described as “principal actors in the Ondo State saga.” The three members according to the communiqué issued at the end of the NWC meeting include, the deputy national chairman, North Alhaji Shehu Musa, national legal adviser KehindeAworele, and national organising secretary Abdalla Ibrahim.
The party said the trio will remain suspended pending the NEC meeting while Alhaji Magaji Kwairanga was named as the acting deputy national chairman, North, deputy legal adviser will be acting as legal adviser and deputy national organising secretary will act as national organising secretary.
The communiqué stated further “That Chief Olusola Alex Oke remains the candidate of AD in November 26, 2016 election in Ondo State. That the BOT is yet to be properly constituted and that our leader and former national chairman Senator Mojisoluwa Akinfenwa should be treated with utmost respect.”
It said “The party has mandated the secretary, North East Vice Chairman South and Prof Akuche to see that states without executive should hold their congress soonest.
“The party agreed that the door of AD is widely open for anyone to come and join the party.”