The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state, Saturday,has announced the expulsion of former governor of Ogun state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and member of House of Representatives from Remo North Federal Constituency, Ladi Adebutu.
The party also announced the expulsion of a factional Chairman of the Party, Sikirulai Ogundele and his secretary, Tolu Bankole.
The State chairman of the party, Engr. Adebayo Dayo announced this at a press conference held at the party secretariat in Abeokuta, adding that the verdict comes after the expelled members were examined for alleged anti-party activities and were found guilty.
A part of the statement read “Gentlemen of the press, the State Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun state under my leadership met this morning to look into developing issues as it affects the interest of our party. You all are aware of the challenges we have contended with since our executive was elected and inaugurated in March this year. Chief among this challenges have been the division caused by the emergence of an imaginary parallel state executive being championed by Sikirulai Ogundele and some other misguided people.
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, even when the time for such is not ripe. Ladi Adebutu have ignored the voice of reason and is sliding irredeemably down the valley of dishonour.”
Adding that “Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Hon. Ladi Adebutu, Sikirulai Ogundele and Tolu Bankole are guilty of acts of insubordination, willful undermining of the party, antiparty activities, malicious damage to party infrastructures, physical harm to party officials and impersonation.”
“They are hereby EXPELLED from the party and cease to be members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun state and the entire Federation.”