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25 Nov 2016
Osun PDP crisis deepens, faction suspends Omisore
As the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State deepens, a faction of the party on Friday suspended Senator Iyiola Omisore over allegations of anti-party activities.
A statement issued and signed by the party’s chairman, Mr. Soji Adagunodo and the Secretary, Mr. Bola Ajao said Omisore and others had been suspended for anti-party activities.
The Adagunodo-led executive also suspended the chairman of the other faction of the party, Dr. Bayo Faforiji; Bunmi Jenyo; Chief Ojo Williams and Bade Falade for the same offence.
According to the statement, the state executive committee received recommendation from various wards to local governments and senatorial districts, to suspend “the following PDP members : Dr. Bayo Faforiji, Senator Iyiola Omisore, Rev. Bunmi Jenyo, Chief Ojo Williams and Hon Bade Falade.
“In accordance with the provisions of the PDP constitution, and inherent powers vested on the the State executive committee of the party, the said individuals are hereby suspended as recommended.”
The statement said Omisore should go and clear his name from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before seeking to participate in the affairs of party.
Punch reports that a faction of the PDP loyal to Omisore had on Thursday expelled the national secretary of the PDP, Prof. Wale Oladipo and Adagunodo.
The factional chairman of the party, Dr. Bayo Faforiji, who made the announcement during a congress at the PDP secretariat located along Osogbo/Gbongan Road on Thursday also expelled the immediate chairman of the party, Alhaji Gani Olaoluwa as well as Secretary of Adagunodo-led executive, Bola Ajao.
Faforiji alleged that the expelled PDP leaders were involved in instituting the suit which nearly prevented the PDP governorship candidate in Ondo State, Eyitayo Jegede from participating in the election.