The ruling party stated this on Friday.
The crisis rocking various chapters of the ruling Peoples Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, resurfaced in Ogun on Friday as the state chapter told former state governor, Gbenga Daniel, that he is free to leave the party.
Mr. Daniel, immediate past governor of Ogun, had already been suspended by the party.
The Ogun PDP’s position on Mr. Daniel occurs less than 24 hours after the Rivers chapter of the party said Governor Rotimi Amaechi was free to leave the party. Mr. Amaechi is also under suspension by the PDP.
The chairman of the Ogun PDP, Bayo Dayo, stated this in an interview with journalists on Friday at the Sagamu-Ibadan-Lagos Expressway Interchange before the commencement of the flag-off ceremony for the reconstruction of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
“He has been our leader for a long time, but he cannot put his leg in PDP and other leg in another political party,” Mr. Dayo said.
“If he wants to go to another party, of course, this is a free world, you cannot tell anybody not to do what he likes. If he wants to go to any other party he is free, but if he stays in PDP, he would remain one of our leaders in Ogun State.”
Mr. Dayo added that “as at today we are still working on that suspension order, because our constitution is very clear, if you are not performing at the ward level, the ward can suspend you, if you are not performing at your local government level, the local government can suspend you, the report will come to the state.”
The party chairman said he has called on elders of the party to review Mr. Daniel’s suspension; adding that very soon he, as party chairman, would issue a statement on the suspension.
“It is necessary if someone wants to go we cannot tie him down,if Otunba Gbenga Daniel wants to stay with us as our leader, yes we will be happy. But if he wants to go he is free,” the party chairman declared.
The Ogun PDP has been involved in various crisis with different groups claiming leadership. Mr. Dayo’s faction was declared authentic by the court and the PDP headquarters.