THE Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) suspended National Secretary, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has said he cannot join the party’s governorship campaign train since his alleged suspension has not been lifted.
Oyinlola also asked a former Deputy National Chairman of PDP, Chief Olabode George, to speak on what the South-West PDP leaders discussed recently at his Abuja residence on the party’s National Secretary’s office.
The former Osun State governor, who made the clarification in a statement yesterday, said the alleged endorsement of Prof. Wale Oladipo as the Southwest’s candidate for the office was contemptuous of the court.
The statement said: “The party said I am on suspension and a suspended member of any organisation cannot be expected at the same time to be part of its activities.
“Those who went to the Supreme Court should withdraw their appeal against the Court of Appeal decision which reinstated me as the party’s National Secretary. I call on the party to obey that verdict of the court on the post.”
Oyinlola warned against sub judicial comments on the issue by some persons who claimed to have been part of the Southwest PDP leaders’ meeting.
He said: “I have been reading some funny, sub judicial comments from some comical fellows purporting endorsement, at that meeting, of someone for a post that is subject of a case at the Supreme Court.”
“One does not need to be a lawyer to know that it is not only futile, but contemptuous of our courts for a group of people to be making moves to overreach and undermine the justice system.
“I am quite aware, through my sources at that meeting, that claims of endorsement of any pretender by the Southwest are false as no decision of such was reached.”
The former governor urged a former Deputy National Chairman of PDP, Chief Olabode George, to tell Nigerians the outcome of a recent meeting of South-West PDP leaders in his residence in Abuja.