PDP: “If he was employed by the last National Working Committee, then we will have no reason to remove him but to streamline his work,”
The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed reports that the party’s New Media director, Deji Adeyanju, has been sacked. The party’s chairman of its Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Makarfi, said the leadership of the party only had issues with some “far-reaching statements” distributed by Mr. Adeyanju “without clearance.” Mr Makarfi said the PDP still recognises Mr Adeyanju and the new media department, but added that their activities would be streamlined going forward.
“If he was employed by the last National Working Committee, then we will have no reason to remove him but to streamline his work,” Mr. Makarfi told Premium Times.
Mr Adeyanju was appointed in December 2015, and had been responsible for issuing press statements on behalf of the party. Mr Adeyanju has since remain a leading voice in the opposition party, criticing the President Muhammadu Buhari led FG via social media platform, Twitter.
Recall that Mr Adeyanju purported sack was announced in a statement distributed by Dayo Adeyeye, the party’s publicity secretary, on Friday afternoon. The statement cited different acts of insubordination.
The statement, signed by Chinwe Nnorom on behalf of Mr. Adeyeye, also said @PdpNigeria, the official Twitter handle of the party run by Mr. Adeyanju, was no longer recognised by the party.
“In view of the above, the party has immediately re-launched a new handle: @officialpdpnig to form part of the social media platform of our great party for ease of communication, administration and control,” Mr. Adeyeye was quoted as saying.