A faction of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State has suspended a former Deputy Governor of the state, Senator Iyiola Omisore for allegedly engaging in anti-party activities.
This suspension of Omisore and other PDP chieftains is contained in a statement issued on Friday and signed by Chairman, Mr. Soji Adagunodo and the Secretary, Mr. Bola Ajao.
Apart from Omisore, 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.
The statement read, ” 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 Adagunodo-led faction said Omisore should go and clear his name from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before seeking to participate in the affairs of party.
Although Omisore could not be reached for his immediate reaction but one of his allies told our correspondent that the suspension was a joke , adding that the former deputy governor would react soon.
But 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.