The Ekiti State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), has announced the suspension of one of its members, Mr Badejo Anifowose, over anti party activities and gross misconduct .
In a press statement made available to Journalists on Monday, the PDP spokesman, Raphael Adeyanju said:
“Anifowose, a strong ally of the PDP Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, Abiodun Olujimi, had accepted the position of Chairman, Environmental Protection Agency from Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi against the party advise.”
He Stated that the State working Committee, had at an emergency meeting presided over by the Chairman, Hon. Bisi Kolawole, on Monday, approved the suspension following recommendations from Anifowose’s ward and local government executives of the PDP.
The PDP spokesman explained the leadership of his Ikun Ward 01 in Moba Local Government had set up a three man committee chaired by Agbede Sunday, with Afolabi Nike as the Secretary and Owoeye as member to investigate all allegations against Anifowose, but he refused to honor the invitation.
“You see, the man belongs to a group that has been working with the APC government to destabilize our party. We have refrained from taking hardliners step, because we believe he should be given a fair hearing.
Mr Badejo Anifowose was aware of the allegations against him, and the need to respond to same, but he deliberately failed to so.
“The State Working Committee appraised the recommendations of the committee in line with the provision of section 57( 1) – (2),(4);58(1)and 59(1) of the PDP constitution, approved the recommendation for the suspension of Mr Anifowose, for gross misconduct.”
Adeyanju, who noted that there was no sin in serving one’s state, however said the PDP will not encourage its members to associate with a government that symbolized failure.
“This incumbent APC government has since its inception done nothing, but to blame the PDP for its non performance. What do you think will happen if our members are found in that government? We shall surely be blamed for the imminent failure,” he stated.