The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday stated that its Director of New Media, Deji Adeyanju, has not been removed. Ahmed Makarfi, Chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee who disclosed this in a message he shared with Premium Times, explained that the leadership of the party only had issues with some “far-reaching statements” distributed by Mr. Adeyanju “without clearance.” 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 said. The affirmation of Adeyanju by Markarfi is as a result of a statement distributed by Dayo Adeyeye, the party’s publicity secretary, on Friday afternoon. The statement cited different acts of insubordination. The Adeyeye’s statement which was signed by Chinwe Nnorom, 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.