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The lawmaker representing Ogun West in the Senate, Buruji Kashamu, has said the dissolution of the Peoples Democratic Party executive council in the South-West by the party’s National Executive Council cannot stand.


Kashamu, who described the dissolution as illegal and a travesty of justice, specifically argued that the ‘purportedly dissolved’ Adebayo Dayo-led PDP executive council in Ogun State would remain in office till 2020.

His position was contained in a statement he issued on Monday.

According to him, the PDP NEC, in dissolving the South-West executive councils, shunned an August 11 order of the Federal High Court in Abuja, which restrained the disruption of the executive councils.

He noted that the court had restrained “the 2nd defendant from operating in the South-West zone of the party through any committee in which the applicants, Chief Pegba Otemolu and Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe, are not members in the capacity of the Secretary and Chairman respectively of the South-West Zonal Executive of the PDP pending the hearing and determination of the motion on notice.”

Kashamu argued that as long as the said August 11 order had neither been appealed against nor set aside, the dissolution of the party’s executive councils in the South-West could not stand.

 He said, “The Dayo-led exco will remain in office till 2020 regardless of its purported dissolution, because the action taken by the NEC and convention of our great party is an illegal act. You cannot build something on nothing and expect it to stand.

“I believe that the so-called dissolution of the Dayo-led Ogun State exco never took place. It was not the authentic state exco that was dissolved. Rather, it was the parallel structure being promoted by the impostors that was dissolved.”

Kashamu alleged that the party’s executive councils in the South-West were being dissolved to satisfy the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, the party’s chieftain in Lagos State, Chief Bode George, and Iyiola Omisore of Osun State.

He added, “Why were the state executives in Ondo and Ekiti states left untouched? Are these executives not also dogged with issues? In Osun State, Omisore wants to perpetually hold onto the party structure, at the detriment of the over 90 per cent of the stakeholders, in order to push through his governorship ambition even when he has failed twice.

“In Ogun State, OGD and Ladi Adebutu are fomenting trouble in the party, all because of their senatorial and governorship ambition in 2019. In Lagos State, Chief Bode George seeks to hold onto the party structure even when he has not been able to win his polling booth since 1999!

“In Ekiti and Ondo states, the party is divided 50/50.  Now, Ekiti is left in the hands of one man. No one is talking of harmonisation in Ekiti and Ondo states. They dissolved the excos in Ogun, Osun and Lagos states to satisfy Ayo Fayose, Iyiola Omisore, OGD and Chief George. What an injustice! What a double standard!”



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