Friday, June 28, 2013

PDP suspends ex-gov Daniel, 12 others

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ward 12, Sagamu Local Government, Ogun East Senatorial District has suspended the immediate past governor of the state, Otunba Gbega Daniel and 12 others for alleged anti-party activities.

ABEOKUTA — The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ward 12, Sagamu Local Government, Ogun East Senatorial District has suspended the immediate past governor of the state, Otunba Gbega Daniel and 12 others for alleged anti-party activities.

The Chairman of Ogun East Senatorial District of the party, Otunba Doyin Fakoya disclosed this to newsmen at the PDP Remo-North Federal constituency meeting at Isara in Remo-North Local Government Area of the state.

While explaining the development, Fakoya said that the former governor’s suspension was carried out to ensure discipline within the party.

Former governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel
According to Fakoya, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has been suspended from PDP by his ward, Ward 12, Sagamu Constituency 2.

“As of today, I am the Senatorial Chairman of Ogun East Senatorial District and I have got a copy of letter that Otunba Gbenga Daniel has been suspended.

“He is no longer a member of the PDP; he has been suspended by ward 12 Sagamu Constituency 2,” Fakoya said.

When asked why the party suspended the ex-governor, Fakoya, who was flanked by party chairmen from Sagamu, Ikenne and Remo-North local government areas, said the disciplinary committee set up to look into the allegations leveled against Daniel and others, found them guilty as charged.

He said: “Otunba Gbenga Daniel was the one that brought the Peoples Party of Nigeria, PPN, to Ogun State and he is financing Labour Party at the moment. You cannot be in three parties at the same time, you can not be in PPN, PDP and Labour Party at the same time .

“Otunba Gbenga Daniel is like any other citizen that joins a political party. He was only fortunate to have governed Ogun State for eight years. Is that enough reason for him to be in three political parties at the same time?

“ Alhaji Bamanga Tukur said we should put discipline back into the party and Daniel’s ward said it has suspended him from the party, so be it.”

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