The People's Democratic Party (PDP), Ward 12, Sagamu LocalGovernment, Ogun East Senatorial District, has suspended the immediate past governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, 12 others for alleged anti-party activities.
The Chairman of Ogun East Senatorial district of the Party, Otunba Doyin Fakoya disclosed this to newsmen at the PDP Remo- North Federal constituency meeting held at Isara in Remo-North local
government area of the state. While explaining the development, Fakoya maintained that the
governor’s suspension was carried out so as to bring back discipline into the party. According to Fakoya, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has been suspended from PDP by his ward, ward 12 Sagamu constituency 2. As of today , I am the Senatorial Chairman of Ogun East Senatorial District I have got a copy of letter that Otunba Gbenga Daniel has been suspended , he is no longer a member of the PDP he has been suspended by ward 12 Sagamu constituency 2. When asked why the party suspended the ex-governor, Fakoya who was flanked party Chairmen in Sagamu, Ikenne and Remo-North local government areas council, the disciplinary committee set up to look into the allegations leveled against Daniel and others and found them guilty of the allegation.
He said “Otunba Gbenga Daniel was the one that brought the PPN to Ogun State , he is now financing Labour Party at the moment. You cannot be in two parties at the same time, you can not be in PPN,PDP and Labour Party at the same time what are we afraid of.“ Otunba Gbenga Daniel is like any other citizen that jump political party, he was fortunate that he governed Ogun State for eight years, is that the reason for being in three political parties at the same time. “ Alhaji Bamanga Tukur said we should put discipline back into the party and his ward said it has suspended him from the party, so be it, he is not God, he has been suspended by ward 12 Sagamu constituency 2. I have got the copy of the letter, I have sent a copy of the letter to the state Secretariat and I have sent one to the press”. Meanwhile, the party has released the report of eight-man disciplinary committee led by Gbenga Salako, dated 3rd June, 2013, which contained the suspension of the ex-governor and other 12 members who were accused of not attending the party's meeting at the ward level over a long period of time. In the report which was obtained by our correspondent, Daniel and the other suspended members were also accused of anti-party activities for defecting into the People's Party off Nigeria (PPN), before the 2011 general elections. According to the report, some of the alleged suspended members refused to appear before the panel for clarifications, hence the need for it to invoke the party's constitution 2012 (as amended) Article 58 (1) a,c, e, f and j to suspend the members which include Hon. Idowu Osho, Mr. Gbenga. Sadiku, Mrs. Yetunde Majolagbe, Mrs. Mabawonju Shitta, Alhaji Ayantola Lawal, Alhaji Raufu Jinad, Mrs. Oguntade Adeleke, Mrs. Gbenga Buhari, Mr. Yinka Sotunde, Mr. Gbenga Sokoya,
Mrs. Zainab Lawal and Mr. Olu Osho.
The report said, “Some members in different guises have defected to PPN and subsequently Labour Party. All party members who are loyalists of Otunba Gbenga Daniel defected to PPN and contested
against the party in the last general elections and presently they have joined the Labour party while OGD still parades himself as a PDP member. He cannot be in PDP and Labour Party at a time."