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Illegal Governorship Primary Election: Ogun PDP Suspends 5 Stalwarts

by Kunle Awosiyan

Peoples Democratic Party PDP in Ogun state has suspended a governorship aspirant of the party, Jimi Lawal and four stalwarts for allegedly participating in an illegal governorship primary election.

The party’s financial secretary, Bola Odunmosun, Chairman, Ijebu North East Local Government Area, Tope Asiru and Fasiu Ajadi as well as Kola Akinyemi were principal officers suspended alongside Mr. Lawal

According to PDP Secretary in the state, Sunday Solarin, their suspension was premised on violation of the party’s constitution for conducting and participating in an “illegal” governorship primary election which according to him was not authorized by the National Working Committee NWC.

However, Silverbird News24 gathered that, following the expiration of the 14-day ultimatum, the faction loyal to Jimi Lawal conducted a governorship primary election at an undisclosed location in Abeokuta, the state capital, on Monday, which prompted an emergency meeting of the State Working Committee of the party.

Solarin while handing down the suspension said the suspended officials were found to have transgressed the laws of the party.

Meanwhile, when contacted for reaction, the spokesperson of Lawal’s faction, Austin Oniyokor did not pick calls put to him by our correspondent, neither did he reply messages sent to his phone.

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