Crisis rocking the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) worsened on Saturday as the party expelled former Governor Gbenga Daniel, House of Representatives member, Hon. Ladi Adebutu and factional chairman, Sikirullai Ogundele, from its fold.
Also expelled is the factional state Secretary, Tolu Bankole.
The party said the decision to expel Daniel, Adebutu, Ogundele and other was predicated on the need to rescue the state chapter from total collapse, following the alleged anti – party activities of the trio to “continually undermine and destroy” it.
Addressing reporters at the State Secretariat of PDP on IBB Boulevard, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, the Chairman, Engr. Bayo Dayo, said they couldn’t continue to fold their hands and allow the quartet to pull down the house before relocating to another political party.
Dayo declared that the expulsion is “subject to no appeal or consideration as the four people are incurably cancerous to the PDP” and that they “are better off without them.”
“The State Executive Committee have examined their actions and concluded that it is continually inimical to the sustenance and progress of the PDP in Ogun state.
“We shall not allow them to destroy our party before migrating to another one.
“Otunba Gbenga Daniel, Hon. Ladi Adebutu, Sikirulai Ogundele and Tolu Bankole are guilty of acts of insubordination, the willful undermining of the party and antiparty activities.
“They are hereby EXPELLED from the party and cease to be members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun state and the entire Federation,” Dayo said.
According to him, the Executives shall continue to instil discipline in the party while working to also reposition it for future electoral success.
It should be recalled that the faction of the party where Sikirullai Ogundele is the Chairman, had last Friday suspended Engr. Bayo Dayo, Senator Buruji Kashamu, Zonal Secretary, Chief Pegba Otemolu and others from Ogun PDP, alleging anti – party activities of the trio as the reason for the suspension.