The chairman was accused of financial impropriety.
The Ogun State Chapter of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, has announced the suspension of its Acting Chairman, Kunle Mudashiru, over alleged maladministration and financial impropriety.
The suspension of Mr. Mudashiru was made known after the party’s congress held at the party secretariat in Abeokuta. He was immediately replaced by the acting deputy chairman, Talabi Akinbile.
Addressing a press conference after the meeting, the party secretary, Godwin Odeyemi, in company of other executives and chieftains of the party at Iwe-Iroyin Press Centre, Abeokuta, said the suspended acting chairman was not remorseful over the allegation.
“At the congress where the former acting chairman presided, he was alleged of misconduct among other things, but surprisingly walked out on members, an indication that he was not remorseful,” the secretary explained.
He said after the suspension, a disciplinary committee was set up to investigate Mr. Mudashiru.
The suspended acting chairman was accused of running the party as his private property, having party cheque books in custody, and misappropriation of funds.
Similarly, the congress also considered the on-going merger talks to form the All Progressives Congress, and has set up an 11-man merger committee at the state level to discuss with the ruling Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, on the merger.
The committee, which membership cut across the three senatorial districts of the state, is headed by Abiodun Onafuwa; while the secretary is Adeolu Balogun.
Meanwhile, the new acting chairman of the party, Mrs. Akinbile, has called on all members to join her team in ensuring the relevance and success of the party in the state, particularly on the merger talk. She noted that the party should not be seen as personal property of individuals.
‘I belief in transparency, personal interest should not override party interest. We don’t want to be at the background in Ogun State, we must call a spade a spade, and nobody should see himself above the party,” she said.