…Bemoans Kashamu’s suspension
From: Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
The Ogun West Caucus of the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has faulted the process that led to the emergence of, Uche Secondus as the new national chairman of the party.
The Caucusdescribed Secondus’s election as a ‘charade’.
The Caucus also faulted the suspension of a senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu, arguing that only the National Executive Council(NEC) of the party could suspend the senator because of his status in the party.
The group, speaking through its chairman, Leye Odunjo, stated this, in Abeokuta, on Tuesday, during a press briefing, held at the state party secretariat. It, however, vowed that the result of the national convention would be challenged in court.
According to Odunjo, “For us in Ogun West particularly, our expectations from the December 9,2017 elective convention was very high, because of the urgent need to get rid of Ahmed Makarfi NCC that bastardised and commercialised the party to suit selfish purposes.
“It must be noted that this charade will be tested by the law and the reign of impunity shall be terminated in PDP.
“We in Ogun West PDP, regard the purported suspension of the distinguished Senator as the last and desperate action of Makarfi Caretaker committee.
“We wonder what time the NWC/NEC met at midnight to take such a decision that does not in any way relate to the success or failure of the then impending convention .
“The leaders and party executive from Ogun West Senatorial district hereby resolve and pass a vote of confidence in distinguished Senator Buruji Kashamu as the leader of the PDP in Ogun State,” Odunjo concluded.