Ekiti PDP council chairmen decry Senator Olujimi’s alliance with ‘PDP lawmakers’

By Valentine Amanze

The 16 elected Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) councils chairmen in Ekiti State have decried the alliance of the Senate Minority
Leader, Biodun Olujimi, with members of the State House of Assembly that suspended them from office.
The council chairmen, who allegedly, were illegally suspended from office alongside the 177 councilors on Friday via Chairman of the All Local Government Association of Nigeria (ALGON) in the state, Dapo Olagunju, said that they were miffed that Olujimi, who claimed to be working for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) interest had always been comfortable in the company of supposed PDP members of the State House of Assembly who sacked the duly elected council chairmen and councilors who are members the party.
According to Olagunju, “All the 16 duly elected council chairmen are
in support of the PDP Presidential Campaign Council inaugurated on
Tuesday by the former Governor Ayodele Fayose and the state Chairman of
the party, Chief Gboyega Oguntuase, and no genuine lovers of the party in Ekiti State will be comfortable dining and wining with supposed PDP
assembly members who despite being in clear majority, ceded the
Speaker to the APC with just three members.”
He said, “The question our party members and supporters must ask Senator Olujimi are: Is it in the interest of the PDP that 16 council
chairmen, 16 vice chairmen, 16 secretaries, 64 supervisors, 32 advisers and 177 councilors who are members the party be removed from
office one year to the expiration of the tenure?
“Should such illegal removal be championed by assembly members who are still claiming to be PDP members? And most importantly, should Olujimi, be acting like the godmother of these same assembly members who caused the party the loss of over 300 elected officers and appointees at the grassroot level?”
The chairmen, who insisted that they were still the legally recognized
chairmen of the 16 local councils in Ekiti State said that they remained
solidly behind Fayose and would work assiduously with the Atiku/Obi
Presidential Campaign Council.

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