Members of the Lagos State chapter of the Alliance for Democracy have sacked their Chairman, Mr. Kolawole Ajayi, over allegations that he engaged in acts of indiscipline.
He was also accused of gross misconduct in the management of the affairs of the party.
According to a communiqué read by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Ms Olayinka Nola, at the end of an emergency general congress of the party in Lagos on Tuesday, the decision was the outcome of the work of a disciplinary committee that was put in place to investigate the allegations against the embattled chairman.
The communiqué, made available to newsmen in Lagos on Wednesday, stated that Ajayi, who had earlier been accused of committing other anti-party activities had been found guilty and that the decision was ratified by the stakeholders present.
He was also accused of lack of transparency in the management of the party’s affairs, overstaying in office as against provisions of the party’s constitution.
While stating that the decision to sack Ajayi enjoyed the overwhelming consent of a majority of AD members in the state.
The communiqué read in part, “In view of the above, Kola Ajayi is hereby suspended from office. As a result of his suspension, Rev. Otti, our vice chairman (West) has been appointed to take over the leadership of our great party in Lagos State.”
“The Alliance for Democracy Lagos State chapter hereby alleged its state chairman, Mr. Kola Ajayi lacks administrative acumen.”
The statement added that the executive committee of the party in the state had discovered different instances of gross mismanagement of the assets of the party.