PDP S/West leaders reject Oyinlola, as Osun lifts suspension on loyalists, as S/West leaders

Semiu Salami
Semiu Salami
Olagunsoye Oyinlola

Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South West has advised former Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola to perish his thought of resuming as the party’s national secretary.

The leadership of the party, in a statement signed yesterday by the Acting Chairman, Caretaker Committee, South West PDP, Engr. Adedeji Doherty,said, “It is the height of self-delusion for Oyinlola and his co-travellers to imagine that he would return as the National Secretary of our great party, the PDP when a Motion for Stay of Execution has been filed at the Court of Appeal and there is a pending appeal against him at the Supreme court.”

The party argued that Oyinlola has left the party for the new PDP. “It was on the basis of these and other anti-party acts that some of his loyalists were recently suspended by the Osun State chapter of the party.”

Meanwhile, the Osun State chapter of the party Osun has lifted the suspension of some members of the party believed to be loyalists of the party’s national Secretary and former Gov. Olagunsoye Oyinlola.

This was contained in a statement signed by Ganiyu Olaoluwa, state chairman of the party issued in Osogbo.

The Federal Court of Appeal in Abuja had on Thursday upheld the election of Oyinlola as the duly elected as National Secretary of the party.

The party had earlier in September announced the suspension of the party’s members who were accused of attending a rally organised at the instance of Oyinlola in Okuku, his country home.

The statement stated that the party took the action at the end of its State Executive Committee meeting held at its secretariat in Osogbo.

It said the party executive resolved that the suspension be lifted on the affected members in response to the court’s ruling that re-instated Oyinlola as the party’s national scribe.

The statement also said that the party had granted “state pardon“ to other chieftains of the party, who had earlier been suspended for similar reasons.

Affected persons were Ademola Rasaq, former state chairman and Yinka Adeojo, former state secretary of the party as well as Bakare Akomola, a party chieftain.

The statement said that the party had become united, stronger and more focused, stressing that all the bickering among members had become a thing of the past.

It however stated that that the state party remained loyal to the Bamagar Tukur-led executive.

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