In a statement by the party’s Publicity Secretary, Bola
Ajao yesterday, those suspended include the Deputy Chairman of
the party, Bashiru Salaam, former Secretary, Mr. Yinka Adeojo,
Secretary, Maj. Raphel Towobola (rtd.), Alhaji Teslim Igbalaye,
Alhaji Rasaq Oyetunji and Rasaq Oyelami.
The PDP said the chieftains were expelled over alleged anti-party
activities and the decision to expel them was taken at the State
Working Committee meeting of the party.
Towobola, however, described his expulsion as “the joke of the
year which cannot stand.”
He said the purported expulsion was carried out because on March
10, he challenged his suspension from the party at the national
secretariat in Abuja, adding that his protest letter was yet to be
Towobola added that the expulsion was a grand design of the
Chairman, Alhaji Ganiyu Olaoluwa, to take over his office. He
declared that all those allegedly expelled along with him have
written to the party of their intention to dump the party.
Towobola, who claimed that he is educated and sophisticated
enough to allow his name to be soiled, said he would challenge
the his explosion, maintaining that he remained the secretary and a
Igbalaye, who chairman of the Osogbo Local Government and
ALGON chairman during Olagunsoye Oyinlola’s administration,
said he was expelled because he belongs to Oyinlola’s camp.