The attention of the Engr. Adebayo Dayo-led Ogun State Executive of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been drawn to the news of the purported suspension of the candidates and leaders of the Party in the state.
That this laughable and cowardly action was orchestrated by supposed members of the Party less than 48 hours to the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections speaks to their invidious motive.
It is doubtful if these elements are truly members of the Party. For one, they having been running from one court to the order seeking validation and legal imprimatur for their illegal actions that have collapsed before their very eyes like a pack of cards. Clearly, these are fifth columnists working in cahoots with some elements outside the PDP. Already, we have heard reports of nocturnal meetings and alliances between them and the powers-that-be in Ogun State. But, we are not pertubed by their antics. They have not availed them in the past and they would not at this time.
It is a matter of public knowledge and record that the Supreme Court had on the 11th of February, 2019 struck out the only appeal that they had against the Dayo-led Exco. So, how can an illegal body not know to law claim to have suspended authentic leaders, candidates and members of the party on the 18th of February, 2018? That is one clear week after they lost their appeal against us at the Supreme Court.
What is more, Article 57 (6) of our great party’s Constitution 2017 (as amended) states that “Any decision taken against a member who has not been informed of the charges against him or has not been given any opportunity of defending himself shall be null and void.”
It should also be noted that the purported suspension/ expulsion of our Party’s Governorship Candidate, Senator Buruji Kashamu and the State Chairman, Engr. Adebayo Dayo had been nullified by the FCT High Court since the 10th of October, 2018.
It is clear that the purported suspension is unlawful and inconsequential as it has no basis in law and facts.
In the light of the above, we wish to members of the public, particularly members of our great Party to disregard this latest trick by political desperadoes and wheeler- dealers who have failed to come to terms with the present realities. The Ogun State PDP train has moved on and it is poised to deliver the State to the Party with or without these elements.
State Publicity Secretary