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Ekiti PDP crisis worsens as Fayose, others suspended

…My suspension laughable – Fayose
The crisis rocking the  PDP  in Ekiti State worsened on Tuesday as the party announced the  suspension of   Mr Ayo Fayose, a former governor in the state.

The  Chairman of  the party, Chief  Makanjuola Ogundipe, who announced the suspension  in Ado-Ekiti,  said Fayose’s suspension followed the  roles he allegedly  played in the   invasion of the state secretariat by hoodlums last week.

Also suspended with Fayose, he said, were the  state  Secretary of the party, Dr  Tope Aluko, state Women Leader, Mrs  Busola Oyebode as well as state Public Relations Officer,  Kola Oluwole.

Ogundipe said investigations conducted by the party  indicated that the suspended persons were connected to the crisis in the  party.

The chairman denied allegations that he collected N5 million from an  aspirant based in Abuja to help him emerge as the party’s consensus candidate.

He said those suspended  would appear before the party’s disciplinary committee at a date to be announced soon.

But reacting,  Fayose  described  his suspension from the party as “outright cancellation of the entire PDP in Ekiti State. This is not only laughable but ignoble; suspending Fayose is like suspending PDP in Ekiti.

“ It is the national leadership of PDP, not Ogundipe,  that can suspend Fayose who toiled to make the party occupy its present position as major opposition party in the state today.  Fayose is an institution that cannot be excised from a party like PDP,” he said. (NAN)


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