The Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it has suspended its Chairman, Mr. Adebayo Dayo over anti-party activities.
The suspension was contained in a statement issued by the Publicity Secretary of the PDP in Ogun State, Mr. Oyejide Sunkanmi.
The statement reads: “At a meeting of the Ogun State Working Committee (OGSWC) of the PDP held at the State PDP Headquarters in Abeokuta on the 26th of March, 2020, attended by officers listed in the schedule hereto with their signatures affixed, concerning allegations of anti-party activities against Engineer Adebayo Dayo (erstwhile State Chairman), it was resolved as follows:
“Notwithstanding the refusal of Engineer Adebayo Dayo to attend this meeting after being duly notified of the convening of the meeting by 2/3 of the members of the OGSWC of our great party drawn from the three (3) Senatorial districts, the PDP OGSWC hereby resolves to send its complaints of anti-party activities against Engineer Adebayo Dayo to the National Executive Committee of the party for disciplinary measures to be considered.
“Engineer Adebayo Dayo is hereby suspended for a period of one month from the date hereof in the first instance and thereafter until the National Executive Committee takes a decision regarding the allegations made by the PDP OGSWC against him.
“The State Deputy Chairman of the PDP, Mr. Samson Kayode Bamgbose, is hereby authorised to act as State Chairman till the election of and handover to new officers of the Party at State level as scheduled.”
The resolution was signed by 10 members of the 14-member State Working Committee who are more than the quorum required to pass any resolution.
The statement urged all members of the party to remain calm as efforts are ongoing to reconcile and reposition the party and return it to winning ways “but that process must be driven by credible people who enjoy the confidence of all stakeholders and not political jobbers who are after their belly.”
Meanwhile, the party has distanced itself from a letter reportedly signed by Dayo debriefing Prince Ajibola Oluyede of TRLP LAW as counsel to the party in the state.
The party said Dayo had no authority of the Ogun State PDP Exco to write the said letter dated 30th March, 2020, after he had been suspended.
All efforts to reach Dayo for his reaction proved abortive as his mobile phones were switched off.