Ogun PDP Expels Jimi Lawal, Three Others For Alleged Anti-Party Acts
The crisis rocking the Ogun State chapter of the PDP, took a new twist on Tuesday, with the National Working Committee (NWC) expelling a governorship aspirant, Otunba Jimi Lawal, for gross misconduct, forgery, anti-party activities and disobedience to the party’s constitution.
Others expelled alongside Jimi Lawal are: Muyiwa Odebiyi, Moruf Olajide and Ademola Ojoye.
Their expulsion was announced by a disciplinary committee set up by the PDP National Working Committee and the National Executive Council. At a meeting held at the party’s state secretariat in Abeokuta on Tuesday.
Addressing newsmen at the end of the meeting, the committee chairman, Barrister Tola Odulaja, said their expulsion was in accordance with the party’s constitutional provision.
Odulaja explained that, the committee set up in February, 2022 by the National Working Committee, recommended their expulsion, following Jimi Lawal’s disobedience to the party, by organizing ‘illegal’ re-run of the governorship primary in the state.
Meanwhile, Ogun State PDP governorship aspirant, Otunba Jimi Lawal, has laughed off his expulsion by the party for alleged anti-party activities.
Lawal was expelled along with three other members of his faction.
The aspirant, dismissing his expulsion, said it amounted to illegality upon illegality, and a contempt of court.
A disciplinary committee sets up by the PDP National Working Committee on Tuesday, announced his expulsion at the end of a meeting held at the party’s state secretariat in Abeokuta.
But Lawal in a statement on Monday night by the director of his campaign organization, Austin Onyikor expressed concern over the decision, saying it is another exercise in futility.
According to him, the decision is contemptuous because the matter is a subject of pending litigation at a Federal High court in Abeokuta.
Lawal said all those behind his expulsion had been served summons on the litigation whose definite hearing had been fixed for November 30 by a federal high court, Abeokuta.