The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ondo State has suspended five of its members for alleged anti-party activities.
Those suspended are former state chairman of the party in Ondo State, Ebenezer Alabi; former lawmaker, Rasheed Elegbeleye; former Publicity Secretary, Ayo Fadaka; Oyedele Ibini, and Lad Ojomo.
They were allegedly in the delegation that visited former Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State to drum up support for Eddy Olafeso, a chieftain of the party, who wants to become the Zonal Vice Chairman of the party in the South-west.
Kennedy Peretei, the party’s spokesman in Ondo State, in a statement yesterday said that the suspension was in line with Section 58 (1)(a)(b)(f) and (h) of the Party Constitution (2017 as Amended).
It read in part:
“By this decision, they are expected to stop parading themselves as members of the party. All organs of the party are to take note in this regard.
“They stand suspended until the outcome of the report of the State Disciplinary Committee.”
Also, the State Working Committee dissolved the State Elders Committee in the statement.
“In accordance with the provisions of our constitution (2017 as Amended), another State Elders Committee will be constituted in due course.
“We also want to put it on record that, the State Executive Committee of the PDP in Ondo State did not send any delegation to anywhere to represent the Party.
“Whoever lays claim to such is an impostor and does not represent the opinions of our teaming supporters in the State.”