The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Osun, has announced the suspension of an additional 26 members of the party for alleged anti-party activities, after expelling 84 members for the same reason on Wednesday, 30 August, 2023.
The suspension is contained in a statement signed and issued on Thursday, 31 August, 2023 by Osun APC Chairman Sooko Lawal,.
According to Lawal, the suspension is due to complaints and allegations of factionalisation of the party brought against the affected members.
“Following complaints of anti-party activities, the State Executive Committee of the Osun State chapter of the APC constituted a Disciplinary Committee to investigate the allegations against some of its members.
“This disciplinary measure comes in response to the allegations of misconduct bordering on factionalisation of the party and creating parallel party organ.
“The disciplinary committee undertook a thorough and impartial review of the allegations and the findings were carefully deliberated upon by the State Executive Committee.
“After a comprehensive assessment of the evidence and consideration of the committee’s recommendations, the state executive committee has taken the difficult, yet necessary, step,” he continued.
Those suspended, he said, are: former Secretary to the state Government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti; former Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Najeem Salami; former Senator representing Osun West Senatorial District, Sen. Mudasiru Hussain; former Chairman of the party in the state, Adelowo Adebiyi; former Commissioners: Mr Adelani Baderinwa Mr Sikiru Ayedun, Kazeem Salami, Alhaji Adesiji Azeez, Gbenga Akano.
Others, he said, are Mr Kunle Ige, Mr Biodun Agboola, Gbenga Awosode, Rasheed Opatola, Gbenga Ogunkanmi, Israel Oyekunle, MBO Ibraheem, Akeem Olaoye, Francis Famurewa, Mr Tajudeen Famuyide.
Others are: Mrs Adenike Abioye, Wasiu Adebayo, Rasheed Afolabi, Mr Segun Olanibi, Mr Tunde Ajilore, Mr Ganiyu Ismaila Opeyemi, and Zakariah Khalid.
“As we move forward, we enjoin our members to remain focused on our goals and continue working together to serve the interests of our constituents and our State.
“Our commitment to transparency, inclusivity, and adherence to our party’s core values remains unwavering,” the party said.
Recall that the party chairman had on Wednesday, 30 August, 2023 announced the expulsion of 84 members for allegedly taking up appointments under the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) government in the state.