•Oyinlola’s Expulsion An Affront On The Judiciary…Jega Is A Threat To Our Nascent Democracy…Nwoye’s Mandate Was Trade Off By Tukur
We are amused by the recommendation by the Disciplinary Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the expulsion of the party’s National Secretary, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, along with the former National Chairman of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP), Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje, and its Deputy National Chairman, Dr. Sam Sam Jaja, for alleged anti-party activities.
As we have repeatedly pointed out, the work of the committee is null and void and of no effect whatsoever since the committee was illegally set up and its chairman, Dr. Umaru Dikko, is not a member of PDP.
In any case, suspending Oyinlola is tantamount to a declaration of war against the Judiciary by the leadership of PDP. Prince Oyinlola was not given fair hearing and has publicly announced that he remains a PDP member and holder of the office of National Secretary of the party in keeping with the Appeal Court’s verdict. We expect the court to reject this affront and redeem itself by re-establishing its judgement in the Oyinlola case and ensuring its execution while calling on the Inspector General of Police, Abubakar to immediately arrest Tukur and his NWC for debasing our judiciary by this act of impunity.
The purported expulsion of Baraje and Jaja is laughable as it is coming after they have already publicly dumped the undemocratic PDP for the All Progressives Congress (APC), with whom the nPDP has merged since Tuesday morning.
We have bidded the sinking ship called PDP bye and there is no going back. We wish to thank President Goodluck Jonathan and Alhaji Bamanga Tukur for ensuring the death of PDP as prayed for the good people of our country. In short the recent crisis in PDP is a divine answer to the cries of Nigerians based on the untold hardship they have suffered under the present leadership of PDP with our education sector nose diving to unprecedented abyss. History will record it that it was under their watch that a ruling party changed roles and became an opposition political party. Their eyes will clear when a rejuvenated APC dislodges the torn umbrella from the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in 2015.