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Heads roll as PDP suspends six party chieftains

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced the suspension of six of its prominent members in Kwara State.

The suspension order is contained in a statement issued in Ilorin on Saturday and obtained by Elombah.com.

The statement was jointly signed by the state Chairman of the party, Akogun Iyiola-Oyedepo and Secretary, Barrister Yusuf.

The affected suspended personnels are Prince Sunday Fagbemi, Kunle Suleiman and Alhaji Hassan Stands-Zorro.

Others are Capt. Isiaka Also (rtd), Alhaji Illyasu Ibrahim and Jide Usman-Alabi.

The statement said the members, who were presently standing trial before a Magistrate Court in Ilorin, were suspended for unruly conduct.

The statement read; “the six of them masterminded the unlawful and wilful breaking into the PDP Secretariat on Monday, 31st day of October. 2016.

“They were accordingly reported to the police at the Kwara State Police Command, Ilorin.

“The police accordingly charged the six of them to the magistrate court on 17th November 2016.

“When they finish with their matter in court, they may be reconsidered for re-admission into the party, if exonerated by the court of law.”

According to the statement, the matter had also been reported to the National Secretariat of the party.

It advised the suspended members and and their followers to keep away from the party secretariat in their own interest.

The six suspended PDP chieftains were arraigned before an Ilorin Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday Nov. 17, on a two-count charge of illegal containment and forceful entry.

It would be recalled that a faction of the PDP in Ogun State led by Mr Sikirulai Ogundele was on Friday Nov. 25 suspended together with the Senator representing Ogun East senatorial district, Sen. Buruji Kashamu, and seven others

The suspended people are the factional state Chairman, Bayo Dayo, and the Secretary, Semiu Shodipo.

Others are Pegba Otemolu, Fatai Adeyanju, Segun Seriki, Daisi Akitan and Bowale Solaja.

A statement by Ogundele and his secretary, Olabode Bankole, said the Party members were suspended sequel to the report of a panel which was constituted in June to investigate allegations of financial impropriety and anti-party activities.

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