Kashamu PDP faction’s crisis deepens, chairman, others suspended

Published November 17, 2020

Daud Olatunji , Abeokuta

The crisis rocking the Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, has taken a new twist as a faction loyal to the late Senator Buruji Kashamu , has split over the alleged suspension of its Chairman , Samson Bamgbose, and other party officials for alleged “ anti – party activities .”They were reportedly suspended by a faction within the State Executive Committee of the party loyal to Kashamu at an extra- ordinary meeting held on November 9 .Boladale Sanni from the Yewa North Local Government Area was subsequently appointed as the acting chairman of the party .According to the faction , other suspended Exco members are Chief Kehinde Oladeinde ( ex -State Deputy Chairman ) , Barr . Kunle Bolujoko ( ex -Ogun East Senatorial Chairman ) , Mrs . Bimbo Lanre -Balogun ( ex -State Woman Leader ) , Hon . Sunmola Kayode ( ex- Ogun West Senatorial Chairman ) , Alh . Kola Akinyemi ( ex -Ogun Central Senatorial Chairman ) and Hon . Alaba Adewunmi ( ex -State Auditor) .The faction said, Bamgbose, has been referred to the party ’s National Executive Committee for further disciplinary action . The other suspended exco members are to appear before a seven -man disciplinary committee headed by Dr . Remilekun Bakare .However, Bamgbose countered the group , dismissing the suspensions as a “ nullity and unbelievable . ”The embattled chairman said he had nine out of 14 -man State Working Committee of the PDP on his side , noting that the mastermind of suspension lacked powers to do so.Addressing newsmen in Abeokuta on Monday , he said, “ The PDP executives in Ogun State are intact and unshaken under the leadership of Samson Bamgbose, A few weeks ago , we placed them on suspension . They were suspended in November 3 , 2020 .”

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