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ADC Suspends Chairman, 7 Others For Working For APC

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ADC Suspends, Chairman, Major Executives For ‘Anti-Party’ Activities.

The African Democratic Congress (ADC), Oyo State chapter, has announced the suspension of its Chairman, Dr. Ahmed Ayinla and seven other executive members of the party for what it described as “anti-party”.

Their suspension was contained in a communique issued at the end of its expanded State Executive Committee (SEC) meeting in Ibadan yesterday.

ADC in the communiqué signed by its State Secretary, Alhaji Wasiu Emiola, said that it has also suspended the Publicity Secretary of the party, youth leader and five other executive members.

Others who were suspended include, Comrade Ademola Adedapo (State Publicity Secretary), Engineer Kolade Awojobi (State Organising Secretary), Hon. Luqman Adeoye (State Youth Leader) Alhaji Remi Sodiq (Assistant Organising Secretary) Alhaji Ismael Alarape (Assistant Financial Secretary) Hon. Mojeed Delesolu, (Assistant State Secretary) and Alhaji Sikiru Oladipo (Ex-officio).

The party alleged the suspended Exco members were working for the ruling APC and its candidate during the governorship election in defiance to the directive by the party.

Naija News recalls that a number of coalitions and supporting parties emerged for the APC candidate, Adebayo Adelabu, at the wake of the March 9 governorship elections.

Recall that former Oyo State Adebayo Alao-Akala who was also the governorship candidate of the Action Democratic party had announced his intention to work for the Adelabu, in the election but the party (ADP) declaimed the move.

But speaking on why it suspended its chairman and seven others,the ADC said, “Expanded SEC noted with dismay, the roles played by some state and local executive members, as well as some members of the party at various levels before, during and after the last election, wherein the concerned officers and members elected to cooperate with the All Progressives Congress (APC), and its governorship candidate, in total defiance and utter disregard to the party’s directive and position, which decided to coalesce with other political parties to form a formidable force for the purposes of rescuing Oyo State from the tyrannical rule of the APC”.

“Expanded SEC observed that the concerned officers and members misdirected themselves, and many others, to act contrary to the party’s directive, and promote anti party activities, without any just cause, saying, “expanded SEC noted with concern several instances of conflict and clashes of interest the concerned officers and leaders orchestrated in the wake of the election under review, culminating in their actions necessarily and wilfully offending the party’s internal arrangement, and consequently leading to a failure to abide with laid down principles.”

“Having considered the allegations raised against some concerned state officers, SEC hereby resolves and declares that such unwholesome practices are totally unacceptable, and morally reprehensible.

“To that end, while members, including officers, are urged to imbibe some sense of decorum, loyalty and discipline, with a deep sense of responsibility, SEC restates and reaffirms the party’s commitment to deal with all cases of infractions and misconduct with utmost dispatch.

“Consequent upon the above, the following state officers are hereby suspended from the State Executive Committee (SEC), pending the outcome of the party’s investigation by the Disciplinary Committee set up by Expanded SEC in accordance with the provisions of the party’s constitution; Alhaji Dr. Ahmed Ayinla, State Chairman, Comrade Ademola Adedapo, State Publicity Secretary, Engr. Kolade Awojobi, State Organising Secretary, Hon. Luqman Adeoye, State Youth Leader, Alhaji Remi Sodiq, Assistant Organising Secretary, Alhaji Ismael Alarape, Assistant Financial Secretary and Hon. Mojeed Delesolu, Assistant State Secretary”.

Source: Naija News

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Fayose Describes Makinde As A Failed Governor, Vows Not To Reconcile With Him

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Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has described Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State as a failure, adding that he (Makinde) is not ready for dialogue.

Fayose was reacting to comments by Makinde, who vowed to ensure that reactionary elements within the Southwest PDP would be fought and defeated.

Makinde also was reported to have warned the National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against postponing the zonal congress of the party billed for March 6.

Speaking to newsmen in Lagos on Thursday, the former governor accused Makinde of wanting to betray elders that help him defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said the Oyo governor had the nerves to query the decision of the NWC on critical party matters, thereby making a mess of party leadership.

Fayose said the Makinde had deluded himself into thinking that he is the zonal leader because he is Governor, thinking he can run the NWC and the state.

“Makinde is a failed governor. He has proved it by his inability to protect the people of Oyo State. He has demonstrated more than enough reasons not to be fielded as our PDP candidate again. He has betrayed trust and in our group, we will not sit with him in dialogue,” he said.

Fayose added: “Majority of people Makinde is fighting today are the people who made him. He should stop his ranting. During the congress, we will teach him lessons; that becoming a Governor does not make him a leader. Let him continue to parade the failed politicians around him.

“He wants to run the NWC alongside Oyo State to assist his inordinate ambition to control the Southwest. He lacks the moral justification to criticise the NWC. He who comes to equity must come with clean hands.

“Makinde must be rejected by the people of Oyo State. The young man is opening all fronts for war, barely one and half years in office.”

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Fani-Kayode Vowed To Remain In PDP – Ologbondiyan

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The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, on Thursday met with a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode.

It was gathered that the meeting which had in attendance other members of the National Working Committee members of the party took place at an undisclosed venue.

The development was announced in a post on Twitter by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Thursday.

“Just in: The National Chairman of our great party, prince @UcheSecondus in the company of NWC members in a meeting with former Minister of Aviation @realFFK,” Ologbodiyan tweeted.

There are speculations that the meeting is due to the report making round that Fani-Kayode was planning to defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Recall that Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, in a video claimed that the former minister had shown interest in joining APC.

It, however, seems that PDP might have prevailed on the former minister to remain in the party as the PDP spokesperson quoted Fani-Kayode as saying, “If I had any concern, such concern is out of the windows already now. I’m a part of you and I will remain a part of you. — @realFFK.”

In another development, Adedapo Lam-Adesina, who represented the Ibadan North East/South East federal constituency between 2015 and 2019 in the House of Representatives, has dumped the African Democratic Congress (ADC).

Naija News reports that Lam-Adesina returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC) barely three years after he left.

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Lam-Adesina Dumps ADC, Returns To APC

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Adedapo Lam-Adesina, who represented Ibadan North East/South East federal constituency between 2015 and 2019 in the House of Representatives, has dumped the African Democratic Congress (ADC).

Naija News reports that Lam-Adesina returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC) barely three years after he left.

The defection, which was done amid jubilations by supporters at the Felele home of late Alhaji Lamidi Adesina, former governor of Oyo State, came weeks after leaders of the APC visited him.

Recall that together with other aggrieved members of the party, grouping under Unity Forum, Lam-Adesina had defected to ADC in June 2018 owing to a leadership tussle within the party.

Speaking to supporters, Lam-Adesina said he needed to rejoin the party as a form of respect to party leaders and elders who had persuaded him to rejoin the progressive fold.

Adding that he had tabled his grievances to those who visited him and others who had promised to address it, the 42-year-old politician said he was happy to be back home after what he called a ‘loan deal’ to ADC.

“I am happy to be back to APC. For me, it is a great homecoming. Like I have said, I have told our leaders who spoke to me let us address our problems once and for all,” he said.

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