BARELY 24 hours after he was suspended alongside others, the factional Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ogun State, Engr Bayo Dayo has announced the expulsion of former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel from the party.
Also expelled is the member of House of Representatives representing Remo North federal constituency, Ladi Adebutu, factional Chairman of the party, Shakirullah Ogundele and one Tolu Bankole.
Dayo, while addressing a press conference yesterday at the party’s secretariat at IBB Boulevard in Abeokuta, the state capital,said the trio were expelled for anti-part activities, malicious damage of party infrastructure, physical harm to party officials and impersonation.
According to the Chairman, the three of them seized to be members of the party in the state and the entire federation forthwith.
Their expulsion, according to the Chairman, is subjected to no appeal or consideration adding that the party was better off without them as they were becoming ‘incurably cancerous to PDP’.
Dayo said both Daniel and Adebutu were have list their seniority and privileges having defected to either Labour Party and Peoples Party of Nigeria in the last two years.
He said they were allowed back into the party through a waiver approved by the national executive of the party and that they have since then, being on probation.
The statement read in part, “This resolution is subject to no appeal or consideration as the four people are incurably cancerous to the PDP and we are better off without them.
“These charlatans that have now become an embarrassment and huge nuisance to the party are not acting solo, they are being promoted and sponsored by Hon. Ladi Adebutu whose inordinate and desperate desire to contest for the office of Governor in 2019, have made him go berserk and reckless in the pursuit of that asinine mission.
“Ladi Adebutu is also not acting alone as he clearly does not have the intelligence and capacity to orchestrate the degree of political subterfuge he has soaked himself in, but he is being aided and guided by the big masquerade in Sagamu, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, whose dwindling political relevance and desire to grab from the wealth of Chief Adebutu.
“We must also report that, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Ladi Adebutu, Sikirulai Ogundele and their collaborators have been in and out of the party since 2011. They were in PPN at some point and later journeyed into Labour Party before we granted them waiver to come into the PDP on the eve of the 2015 elections.
“On the contrary, the above mentioned have in the last few weeks been negotiating with the APC and AD .
“What they are currently doing is to weaken the PDP and cause deep disaffection within it before moving again to their next preferred party. We shall no longer condone this gross misconduct and anti-party activity.”
On his suspension, Ogundele explained that Sikirullahi Ogundele lacked the locus to suspend members.