By Akeeb Alarape, Osogbo
The crisis rocking the Osun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took another dimension on Friday as a faction of the party expelled a chieftain and governorship candidate of the party, Senator Iyiola Omisore from the party.
Led by Chief Soji Adagunodo, the faction accused Omisore of erecting a parallel structure of the party in the state.
A statement signed by Adagunodo on Friday obtained by BLACKFACE, stated that apart from Omisore, four other leaders were also axed “For engaging in anti party activities and constituting illegal parallel executives in Local governments in Osun state as well as decimating the membership of the PDP in Osun state, Osun state chapter of the PDP has suspended Sen Iyiola Omisore and four other members of the party.”
The statement said the state executive committee received recommendation for suspension from their various wards to local governments and senatorial districts.
Adagunodo listed other suspended leaders to include, a factional chairman, Dr Bayo Faforiji, Rev Bunmi Jenyo, Chief Ojo Williams and Hon Bade Falade.
According to the statement the party “Noted that having considered the recommendation of the displinary committee that Sen Iyiola Omisore should rather concentrate his effort on clearing the mess he has plunged himself into with his on going prosecution by the EFCC, and after repaying the loot, he can come back to participate in the affairs of the party.
“Also, Dr Bayo Faforiji, Chief Ojo Williams, Rev Bunmi Jenyo and Hon Bade Falade were recommended for suspension from participating in party activities for a month in the first instance.”