Ogun PDM chairman, caretaker executives sacked

The national headquarters of the People Democratic Movement has sacked the chairman of the Ogun State Chapter of the party, Isiaka Gbadamosi, and the entire state working committee.

The sack of the state working committee, ​through a letter ​signed by the national secretary of the party, Ifeanyi Igwe, resulted in the setting up of a five-man caretaker/congress committee headed by Lasisi Bakare to conduct a fresh state congress for a new leadership in the state.

The letter, copied to the resident electoral commissioner and director of the state security services, also named Comfort Egbedefo as Secretary, and Jacob Abbah, Samuel Shuaib and Wale Esan as members.

The chairman of the committee, Mr. Bakare, spoke with journalists on Thursday at the party secretariat in Olomore, Abeokuta.

He said the former chairman was sacked alongside his executive over allegations of anti-party activities, and making false allegations against some party members and chieftains.

Mr. Bakare explained that following the allegation, a committee was set up by the national headquarters and after adequate and proper investigations, Mr. Gbadamosi was found guilty alongside others, and the entire state committee were dissolved with the chairman suspended from the party for three months.

‘The Ogun State Working Committee has been dissolved following complaint to national secretariat against former Chairman, Alhaji Isiaka Tobi Gbadamosi, over various allegations including, anti-party activities, making false allegation against some notable members and national leaders of the party,” he said.

“This necessitated national headquarters to set up a committee to investigate the allegations. Committee met and investigated the allegations and chairman was found guilty of 90 per cent of the allegations which offends some sections of the party constitution, and as such, he was removed as state chairman and suspended for three months as a member of the party, while the state working committee was also dissolved.

“However, by a letter dated 16th March, 2015, a congress committee was set up, of which I am the chairman, to conduct fresh state congress, which is to put in place new leadership for the party in Ogun State. About 350 delegates cut across all the twenty local government would be participating.”

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