The perennial crisis rocking the Ogun State chapter of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) shows no sign of ending soon as the faction led by Senator Buruji Kashamu dismissed an alleged suspension of its chairman by the rival Hon. Ladi Adebutu faction as an illegal act.
Alhaji Semiu Sodipo, who is the Chairman of the Adebutu faction, had recently addressed a press conference, where he announced among others that chairman of the Kashamu faction, Engr. Bayo Dayo, had been suspended for anti-party activities.
But Dayo, in a press statement on Monday dismissed the suspension, saying, “I find the purported suspension not only laughable but evil, insidiously cunning; artfully deceptive and to say the obvious, illegal. How can a suspended member of our party and others who are no longer members of PDP sit in a beer parlour and suspend me from PDP? Semiu was suspended weeks back for anti-party activities.
“The PDP constitution clearly stipulates the procedure for suspending members from the party. It is only the National Executive Committee of our party that can suspend me if found guilty of any offence. The Ogun State PDP under my leadership remains indestructible. Our tenure is guaranteed by the Constitution of our party and several pronouncements of the Supreme Court, the Court of the Appeal and the Federal High Court. Those that gathered at the beer parlour to pronounce my alleged suspension are not PDP members.
“Their latest action clearly represents a new level of illegality and political brigandage by the anti-democratic National Chairman of our party, Prince Uche Secondus. He is the brain behind the crisis rocking the Ogun State PDP.
“Secondus and his cohorts have forgotten that the Engr. Adebayo Dayo-led Exco is a product of the rule of law. My purported suspension is laughable and can’t stand. I am still in charge and will continue to be in charge until I handover to a new State executive.”