The decision has been disputed.
Some aggrieved members of the Ondo State Chapter of Conference of Nigeria Political Parties (CNPP) led by the secretary, Femi Ajibola, said they have fired the state chairman of the group, Ayo Isijola.
Mr. Isijola’s sack was the fall out of the crisis that rocked the party before the governorship election.
The group’s secretary and 11 other said it was necessary for the CNPP to change its chairman for the group to move forward, according a communiqué issued at the General Assembly of the conference signed by the 12 members.
A five member caretaker committee comprising of Yemisi Aladesaye (chairman), Esther Ajibade (deputy chairman), Olusola Adeniyi (secretary), Olanipekun Adebeye and Pastor Lanre Betiku was inaugurated to run the affairs of the group for a period of six months.
The embattled chairman was accused of ineptitude, which according to the members, was responsible for retrogressive situation of the conference.
However, the Chairman of the Publicity Committee of CNPP in the state, Pius Omojola, said the action of the group was null and void.
He said Mr. Ajibola and the other members who had been suspended had since ceased to be members of CNPP.
He explained that the political parties that many of the aggrieved members belong to had been de-registered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and that this had made many of them not to belong to any party.
The aggrieved members of CNPP accused the embattled chairman, among other offences, of ” planting in CNPP seeds of discord, politics of acrimony, divide and rule discrimination and financial impropriety,”
” To cover up his ineptitude, Mr. Isijola resulted into numerous abandonment of duty in the name of oversea and other trips without due consultation with the general assembly of his CNPP subjects, during when unsolicited vacuums in leadership resulted,” they said.