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Ekiti PDP Crisis: Court verdict causes ripples among party members

….As factional leaders wage war

I’m still in charge-Fayose’s faction

No, you are suspended-court upheld faction.

The verdict of the Federal High Court, Ado-Ekiti which on Wednesday, ordered the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognize the anti-Governor Ayo Fayose faction of the state’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s executive, as authentic, has caused ripples among the party members in the state.

While the pro-Fayose executives of the party, led by Barrister Gboyega Oguntuase has dismissed the court’s verdict as a ploy by some enemies of the governor who are interested in destabilizing the party in the South-West and scuttle the party’s chance of winning the 2018 gubernitorial poll in the state, the court upheld faction, allegedly loyal to Senator Buruji Kashamu from Ogun State, has suspended indefinitely, the pro-Fayose team from the party in the state.

Oguntuase, who insisted that he is the chairman of the PDP in Ekiti, while addressing newsmen in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State capital Thursday said his faction would appeal the court judgment in a systematic manner very soon, saying the truth upon which they stand is enduring towards the appeal.

“The judgment is based on judicial rascality and insanity, which would not dissuade them from winning the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State. He pointed out that anybody possessed by the judgment of Abang cannot operate or have it way in the state”.

Oguntuase, noted that the judgment is based on humour and insanity bereft of all imagination pointing out that anybody who is sacking them in the state would have to suspend the executive at the government house and the legislature at the state house of assembly, national assembly and all local government chairmen in the state.

He also condemned the Makanjuola Ogundipe led Zonal PDP chairman, and described him as “ a man with acts of indiscipline, an old man with a delinquent attitude”, hence the gang-up on them.

Oguntuase use the opportunity to debunked the insinuation that three of the state executives, himself, the chairman, Jackson Adebayo, publicity secretary and Tope Anjorin, secretary, have been suspended from the party by the court validated executive of the PDP in the state.

He promised the people of the state that the party would conduct a free and fair primary of the party that would produce the next Governor of the state, nothing that all the chairmen of the PDP in the local government are behind them.

Meanwhile, in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti by the court upheld faction, and the trio of Engr. Olasunkanmi Oguniyi (aka synergy), Hon. Dayo Owolabi, and Elder Ilesanmi Obe, Deputy-chairman, Public Relations Officers (PRO) and Secretary respectively, the anti-Fayose faction said: “…That sequel to various allegations of anti-party activities levied against Mr. Gboyega Ogunsuase, Mr. Jackson Adebayo, Mr. Tope Aanjorin and members of the faction that emerged in a parallel congress held at Adetiloye hall under the supervision of Mr Ayodele Fayose on the 10th day of May, 2016, and upon investigation and finding facts, more importantly, the judgment of His lordship Justice Taiwo Taiwo of Federal High Court 11, Ado-Ekiti on 24th day of January, 2017, the SWC hereby resolved to suspend indefinitely Mr. Gbenga Oguntuase and his team of impostors forthwith.

” Our teeming supporters are hereby urged to remain steadfast, calm and go by their duties without fear of molestation or intimidation by anyone or group of persons.
We have informed the appropriate security agencies of our decision and we are confident that the rule of law must prevail over rasclity wither social or executive ” .


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