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Osun PDP expels, ex-national scribe, factional chairman,two others over Jegede

By Tunji Omofoye, Osogbo
25 November 2016   |   3:37 am
The faction of the party loyal to Senator Iyiola Omisore, at a congress held in its secretariat at Ogo Oluwa area under the chairmanship of Dr. Bayo Faforiji said a disciplinary committee was set up to
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For alleged complicity in matters relating to Peoples Democratic Party {PDP} governorship candidate in Ondo state, a faction of PDP, in Osun state, yesterday announced expulsion of the former national secretary of the party, Professor Wale Oladipo and Mr Soji Adagunodo, a factional chairman of the party in the state.

Others who were also sanctioned along with the duo included the immediate past state chairman of the party, Alhaji Ganiyu OlaOluwa and
the secretary of the Adagunodo’s faction, Bola Ajao.

The faction of the party loyal to Senator Iyiola Omisore, at a congress held in its secretariat at Ogo Oluwa area under the
chairmanship of Dr. Bayo Faforiji said a disciplinary committee was set up to investigate alleged anti-party activities recently engaged in by those expelled.

Faforiji said the party was in possession of a report from the committee which recommended sanctions against those affected in order
to instil discipline in the party.

According to Faforiji, the committee gave those facing the allegations up to a month to appear before it to defend themselves but they
allegedly failed to do so.

He accused Adagunodo and his secretary, Ajao, as being party to a suit instituted against the emergence of Eyitayo Jegede as PDP governorship candidate in Ondo.

The report of the committee, Faforiji stated indicted Alhaji Gani OlaOluwa and Professor Oladipo for their complicity in matters
relating to Ondo PDP governship tussle.

The congress subsequently pronounced the members expelled and ordered them to return PDP properties in their possession to the party
secretariat with immediate effect, adding that the general public should refrain from transacting business with those affected.

But in a swift reaction, Adagunodo described his purported expulsion as a joke of the century and inconsequential.

He said: “My purported removal is a non-issue. My election was supervised by INEC. Senator Ahmed Makarfi led national leadership of
our party recognised my leadership.

“My emergence followed procedure laid down by the constitution of our party. I am a member of NEC of our party and no NEC member can be removed by any organ of our party other than NEC.

“Dr Bayo Faforiji is one of my members in Osun. He doesn’t have the power to remove me. In what capacity did he convey the meeting? He is a joker. If anyone is going to face the party hammer, it is going to be Faforiji because he went to Lagos to meet Senator Bola Tinubu.

“He has been doing everything to destroy PDP in Osun but we have been very accommodating in tolerating his excesses. What he did can not hold water.

“Jegede is PDP candidate in Ondo. I didn’t work against him. National leadership of PDP with Senator Makarfi in the saddle has been relating with me, so no question who the authentic chairman is. I remain the authentic chairman of PDP in Osun.”