The Peoples Democratic Party in Sagamu Local Government Area of Ogun State has suspended former Governor Gbenga Daniel for alleged romancewith the Labour Party in the state.
Twelve other members of the PDP in the area – Idowu Osho, Gbenga Sadiku, Yetunde Majolagbe, Mabawonju Shitta, Ayantola Lawal, Raufu Jinad, . Oguntade Adeleke, Gbenga Buhari, Yinka Sotunde, Gbenga Sokoya, Zainab Lawal and Olu Osho- were also suspended for the same offence termed “anti-party activities.”
The Chairman of the PDP in Ogun East Senatorial District, Chief Doyin Fakoya, announced this in Isara, Remo North Local Government Area, shortly after a meeting of party members in the area.
Fakoya stressed that the party in the former governor’s Ward 12 decided to effect his suspension in order to restore discipline to the party.
“As of today(Thursday), I am the Chairman of the PDP in Ogun East Senatorial District. I have got a copy of the letter that Otunba Daniel has been suspended. He was suspended by ward 12 Sagamu constituency 2,” he said.
Fakoya, who was flanked by the party’s chairmen in Sagamu, Ikenne and Remo-North LGAs, said a disciplinary committee set up to look into the allegations against Daniel and the 12 others found them guilty.
He said, “Otunba Daniel was the one that brought the Peoples Party of Nigeria to Ogun State; he is financing Labour Party at the moment. You cannot be in two parties at the same time; you cannot be in PPN, PDP and LP at the same time.
“Otunba Daniel is like any other citizen that jumps into any political party; he was fortunate that he governed Ogun State for eight years. Is that the reason for him to be in three political parties at the same time?
“Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the national chairman of our part, the PDP. said we should put discipline back into the party and his (Daniel) ward said it has suspended him from the party. So be it, he is not God, he has been suspended by ward 12 Sagamu constituency 2. I have got the copy of the letter, I have sent a copy of the letter to the state secretariat of the PDP and I have sent one to the press.”
Meanwhile, the party has released the report of the eight-man disciplinary committee led by Gbenga Salako.
The report dated June 3, 2013, contained the suspension of the ex-governor and the 12 others accused of not attending the party’s meeting at the wardlevel for a long period of time.
The report, obtained by our correspondent, also accused Daniel and the others of defecting to the PPN before the 2011 general elections.