The State Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State on Friday, 28th February, 2020 during a press conference announced the suspension of the State Party Chairman, Engr. Adebayo Dayo.
Addressing the press on behalf of the State Working Committee, Alhaji Semiu Sodipo said Engr. Bayo Dayo engaged in several anti party activities and also disregarded the National Chairman of PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, the State Working Committee unanimously agreed at their meeting to recommend the suspension of the Chairman to the National body of the party for approval.
Alhaji Sodipo while explaining reasons for their alignment with the National body said “Ogun State State lost three previous consecutive elections due to the fact that a faction of the Party in Ogun State led by Senator Buruji Kashamu has been sabotaging the peaceful moves by genuine lovers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State”.
According to him, PDP in Ogun State is now one and united because the State Working Committee members and the State Executive members are now clamouring for peace in one accord – the State Working Committee members and the State Executive members are one.
It is evident that Engr. Adebayo Dayo does not have support of members of the State Working Committee and the Executive, “he is just doing a one-man show – there’s no provision for stakeholders in PDP constitution, it is either the State Working Committee members or the State Executive members that are empowered by the Constitution to take decisions on behalf of the Party. Only the Chairman can’t take decision for the party”.
On the proposed congress by Engr. Adebayo Dayo – “it is just a one-man decision”. The State Working Committee members and State Executive members are not in support of the proposed Congress, “we are waiting for the directives of the National Working Committee concerning Ogun Peoples Democratic Party’s Congress”.
“Ogun PDP State Working Committee members and State Executive members recommended to the National Working Committee the suspension of Engr. Adebayo Dayo from the party with a fine One Million naira (#1,000,000) as provided by the Party constitution for anti-party-peace moves and abusing the National Chairman and the National Working Committee”.
Also in attendance at the press conference were the State Deputy Chairman, Hon. Boye Adesina, State Youth Leader, Hon. Femi Alao, State Woman Leader, Chief (Mrs) Remilekun Olusoji, State Auditor, Alhaji Ibrahim Adedeji, State Treasurer, Alhaji Moruf Ajisegiri, Ogun West Vice Chairman and Senatorial Chairman for Ogun West, Hon. Leye Odunjo and Ogun East Vice Chairman, Hon. Daisi Akintan. Also in attendance were the six Local Government party Chairmen in Ogun Central.