Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West region have decided to raise a disciplinary committee to sanction Senator Buruji Kashamu over alleged anti-party affairs.
The leaders, at a meeting held in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital recently, condemned the actions of some members of the party among whom are Kashamu, just as they congratulated Senator Ahmed Makarfi for his landmark victory at the supreme court.
The former Chairman of the South West Mobilization Committee of PDP, Senator Buruji Kashamu is currently representing Ogun East Senatorial District.
According to a communique issued at the end of PDP meeting held in Ibadan, the party declared that the anti-party activities of some of the members led the party to lose elections in Ondo, Ogun and Edo states, hence there is a need to sanction them.
Zonal Chairman of the party, Dr. Eddy Olafeso, who flanked with Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state, Chief Bode George and Otunba Iyiola Omisore while reading the communique enjoined the Ogun State chapter of the party to do away with anything that has to do with Senator Kashamu and stop dealing with him henceforth.
Condemning the activities of some members of the party which led to its downfall for over a year, the party disclosed that it has set up a machinery to some defectors of the party back to the PDP fold.
“First and foremost, the South West Zonal Leadership congratulates the National Caretaker Committee of the party under the able leadership, His Excellency, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and other distinguished members of the National Caretaker Committee of our great party over the landmark victory recorded at the Supreme Court on the 12th of July , 2017
“The Zonal Leadership also hereby condemn and regret the action and ignoble role of some of its membership that led to the unfortunate experience and trauma that held the entire party down for over a year now and pray that may such never reoccur again in our great party
“The entire Southwest leadership and stakeholders condemn the destabilizing and anti-party activities of Senator Buruji Kashamu and demand disciplinary actions against him for his roles in the loss of the party in Ogun, Ondo and Edo states.
“The zonal leadership and stakeholders hereby dissociate the zone from the activities of Senator Buruji Kashamu and resolve further to henceforth desist from dealing with him in any capacity in the zone, and the leadership of the party in Ogun state are hereby directed to stop all dealings and meetings involvement with Senator Buruji Kashamu and his agents until further notice.
“The Zonal Leadership and stakeholders also hereby reject any association whatsoever with Senator Buruji Kashamu henceforth.
“It is hereby resolved that a special committee be set up at the zonal and national level to reach out and appeal to all those who had left the party as a result of the disruptive and destructive activities and act of sabotage visited upon the party”, the communique reads.
Earlier in his remarks, Governor Fayose of Ekiti State, who is the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum said the Supreme Court did justice to Nigeria and not PDP.
Fayose stressed that the party which is now in opposition is optimistic to retain the power in 2019.
“Today we are in opposition, tomorrow we will be in power. This party must be protected.
“We need a President that is hale and hearty. Looking inwards it is time to reposition PDP, it is time to take decisions, if you have problem and you did not nip it in the bud, the problem will continue.
“God saved us first time, second time, we must save ourselves.
The governor added that the problem of PDP in the region started from Ogun State where Kashamu hailed from.
“The whole problem of PDP in South-West started from Ogun state”.
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