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Lagos PDP suspends former chairman Segun “Aeroland” Adewale indefinitely







The PDP chairman added that Adewale also took some members of the party to the Zone 2 Police Station “on baseless allegations with malicious intent to intimidate them and thereby spread discontent in the party.”

Author: Jeffrey Agbo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Alimosho Local Government Area of ​​Lagos State has suspended the former chairman of the party, Segun Adewale, also known as Aeroland. indefinitely.

The party’s local government area chairman, Isiaka Shodiya, announced the suspension at a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday.

Adewale was suspended for allegedly causing discontent within the party and tarnishing its image.

Also suspended along with Adewale were LGA vice-chairman Esther Adeyemi (ward 11); auditor, Jimi Awogbade (ward 4); Organizing Secretary, Bola Bamgbose (04), as well as John Bolaji, Chairman of the E1 District and Kenneth Nwanzuere of the M1 District, for a month.

Addressing a press conference held at the party’s LG secretariat, Shodiya, accompanied by the LGA leadership and eight of the 11 district chairmen, said the party had decided to suspend Adewale and others for defaming the party through lies and false allegations on social media.

According to him, Adewale is flouting the party’s constitution by encouraging violence while showing disrespect to the party’s leadership.

Shodiya, reading a June 11 letter addressed to PDP State Chairman Philip Aivoja, said that on March 22, party members in the LGA woke up to a voice-recorded message from Adewale on the Alimosho PDP Whatsapp platform, alleging that party leaders were bribe takers .

Among other crimes, Adewale mentioned false accusations bordering on embezzlement against the LGA and making statements on social media that could tarnish the party’s image and influence its political fate.

He said Adewale was also promoting division within the party by creating a parallel structure to challenge and compete with the party’s authentic structure.

“All these and other crimes constitute a gross violation of the party’s constitution in accordance with Art. 58 section 1 letter a, b, h, I, L and m.

“Having complied with the requirements of the above section, the Alimosho Peoples Democratic Party LGA leadership has no choice but to comply with Art. 59 section 1 Sub-D and declare that Mr. Segun Adewale of Ward 10 (M1), Alimosho is hereby suspended indefinitely.

“We are using this medium to announce to the world that Mr. Segun Adewale (Aeroland) has been suspended indefinitely and must be dealt with accordingly.

“We will also convey this to the Nigeria Police to know the current status of Mr. Segun Adewale in the party.

“This is to guarantee the lives and properties of our dear party members due to his aggressive nature,” Shodiya said.

The PDP chairman added that Adewale also took some members of the party to the Zone 2 Police Station “on baseless allegations with malicious intent to intimidate them and thereby spread discontent in the party.”

According to him, Adewale also took to social media to accuse members of the party’s national body and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of collecting bribes, “thus presenting our party to the electorate as a useless party full of graft and graft.” “

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“As a party guided by a trustworthy constitution, we cannot watch an individual or group of people in the Local Government destroy the party without any justification,” he said.

Shodiya said the party had also referred some of the issues to the party leadership and the duly constituted disciplinary committee, including the Alimosho PDP Council of Elders, for resolution.

He said Adewale did not honor the invitations of the council of elders and the disciplinary committee.

“The Commission received several petitions from the management of the LGA, Excos chapter of Ward 10 (M1), where Mr. Segun Adewale is from, the commission against Adewale also received other private and group petitions.

“The commission did diligent work, based on the submitted petitions and the application of the party’s statute. Their report was sent to the executive committee on Monday.

“In its report, the Disciplinary Committee severely reprimanded Mr. Segun Adewale for all his activities in the party.

“These amount to gross indiscipline and gross violations of the party’s constitution, and he arrogantly committed these crimes,” he said.

Shodiya said the committee, however, recommended LGA Exco, in the interest of the party, to take the right decision, invoking Art. 59 section 1 and 2 of the party’s statute of 2017, as amended, and the maximum application of these paragraphs.

The PDP chieftain said Adewale was suspended based on the commission’s recommendations.

Also speaking, Ezekiel Oriyomi, Secretary of the LGA, said Adewale had not added any value to the party and had fallen out with the ruling party.