Five members of the Peoples Democratic Party in the South-west have been suspended for alleged anti-party activities on Tuesday, December 22 in Ondo State.
The action of the party is closely linked with the agitations for offices in the forthcoming South-west zonal congress of the party.
The suspended persons were incidentally in the delegation that paid a visit to former Ekiti Governor, Ayo Fayose, to solicit support for a chieftain of the party, Eddy Olafeso, who aspires to become the Zonal Vice Chairman of the party in the South-west.
But the party in the zone is divided along the support lines of Mr Fayose and the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde.
The visit to Mr Fayose also yielded an outburst from the former governor, who attacked Mr Makinde, describing him as a ‘baby-governor,’ whose actions had created problems in the party.
The party in the state, while announcing the suspension, also denounced the visit to Mr Fayose.
A statement from the party’s spokesman, Kennedy Peretei, said the suspension was in line with Section 58 (1)(a)(b)(f) and (h) of the Party Constitution (2017 as Amended).
Those suspended are former state chairman of the party in Ondo State, Ebenezer Alabi; former lawmaker, Rasheed Elegbeleye; former Publicity Secretary, Ayo Fadaka; Oyedele Ibini, and Lad Ojomo.
Mr Fadaka is seeking to return as the Publicity Secretary of the party in the South-west.