- A PDP chairman has just lost his position in Oyo state after he was suspended by the party
- Taiwo Iyiola was accused of involvement in anti-party activities
- Meanwhile, the suspended chairman claimed that the action against him was illegal
Following allegation against him, Taiwo Iyiola, has been suspended by the Oyo chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Iyiola before his suspension was the chairman in Ibadan north east local government. He was suspended for alleged anti-party activities.
This was disclosed in a communiqué by the state working committee.
The party also directed the vice-chairman, Isiaka Fatokun to immediately take over the leadership pending conclusion of investigations.
Meanwhile, Iyiola described his suspension as illegal, The Nation reports.
“I’ve never for once engaged in any anti part activities since I’ve been in this party, and I’ve never been served any query, so, i don’t know what my offence was that warranted my suspension.
“This is the local government of Governor Seyi Makinde and the governor himself knows that am doing my duty as expected. I am sure that the Governor is not aware of the purported suspension.
“This issue can destroy the party because why will the party suspend an innocent person? It shows that anybody can be tormented and frustrated out of the party.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has dashed the hopes of his supporters after distancing himself from the 2023 presidential race.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary Terver Akase on Monday, January 25, which was obtained by Legit.ng said he is not interested in the presidency.
The social media has been awash with posts by a group under the aegis of “Project Ortomise Nigeria Ortomatically 2023” calling on the governor to join the 2023 presidential race.
In a related development, Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, also distanced himself from the posters of him and minister of transport Rotimi Amaechi flooding the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Recall that the 2023 campaign posters of Amaechi and El-Rufai were sighted in Abuja on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The posters, which did not have logo of any Nigerian political party, had the face of Amaechi for president and El-Rufai as the vice president and bore the inscriptions: “it's time to do more” and “today may not be the best, but tomorrow will be better.”
But speaking with journalists on Friday, November 6, 2020, after meeting with the vice president Yemi Osinbajo, El-Rufai denied knowing those behind the posters.