JUST IN: Oyo PDP Suspends Iyiola as Party Chairman

The People’s Democratic Party PDP in Oyo state has suspended the chairman of the party in Ibadan North East local government, Taiwo Iyiola.
This was contained in a communique issued by the Party after a State Working Committee of the PDP to discuss trending matters today confirmed the suspension.

Information available to indicated that Mr. Iyiola whose suspension as the party chairman in the Local Government was sequel to his suspension from his ward was suspended due to multiple allegations of Anti-party activities against the PDP in his state.

The vice chairman, Mr. Isiaka Fatokun was unanimously asked to take over the party leadership in the Local government immediately.

The communique read in part:

At the State Working Committee of the People’s Democratic party, Oyo State Chapter on the trending matters in our party at the regional level, our party at the state level and issues arising in the state on Tuesday 26th January 2021 at the State Party Secretariat, Molete, Ibadan

1. We unequivocally affirm and identify with the leadership of Engineer Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde as the authentic leader of our party in South West. We implore those who are undermining his office to desist from such insubordination.

2. We also use this medium to announce that our position in Oyo State PDP is in alignment with the position of our amiable governor and leader of our party in the south west, Engineer Seyi Makinde. We will throw our full weight and we will do all that is necessary (Including working with other relevant and critical stakeholders from our state and beyond) within the provisions of our party’s constitution to ensure that Oyo State produces the next South West Zonal chairman of PDP for the first time since PDP was founded.

3. The State Working Committee after extensive deliberations approves the reinstatement of all Executives of the party who have defected to either ADC, ZLP or other political parties from ward to local government level but participated in the 2017 Congress of the party and also participated in the coalition that contributed to PDP victory in the 2019 election.

4. After the considerations of multiple allegations of Anti-party activities against Mr. Taiwo Iyiola, the Ibadan North East Chairman of PDP by the executives of his local political ward and sequel to his suspension from the party at his ward level, the entire state working committee of the party hereby announces the suspension of Mr. Taiwo Iyiola as the Ibadan North East Local Government Chairman of PDP and as provided by the constitution of our party, the Vice Chairman, Mr. Isiaka Fatokun should immediately take over the leadership of the party in Ibadan North East pending the time we will conclude our investigations

5. We also want to implore those fanning the flames of discord in our party to desist from such acts as we will henceforth not tolerate indiscipline and public defamation of the image of our party and the government by some elements in the party.

6. We want to also implore the entire populace of Oyo State to support the governor of Oyo State in his quest to restore our state back to the pacesetting pedestals. We want to remind the people of Oyo State that we are just twenty months into this administration and we inherited a state that was badly battered, almost destroyed and our funds and resources seriously injured by the inhumane, wicked, unkind, unfair and the corrupt government of the APC and their failed leaders

7. We want to thank the good people of Oyo State who actually separated the chaff from the wind in the current situation in Oyo State. We are certain and we want to assure the good people of Oyo State that our governor is working assiduously with every relevant persons, institutions, agencies and stakeholders to ensure that Ibarapa, Oke-Ogun, Ogbomoso, Oyo and Ibadan is more secured and conducive for all.

8. We want to say it with all confidence that under Seyi Makinde and PDP, a better Oyo State is assured.

9. Thank you.
Alhaji Kunmi Mustapha
PDP State Chairman
Elder John Omikunle
PDP Deputy Chairman
Alhaji Wasiu Adeleke
PDP State Secretary
Engr. Akeem Olatunji
Alhaja Wulemot Ibitoye
PDP Women Leader
Hon. Olanrewaju Oladeji
PDP State Treasurer
Asiwaju Adekola Adeoye
PDP Youth Leader
Alhaji Mufutau Ogunremi
Oyo Central Senatorial Chairman
Alhaji Waheed Oluwakemi
Oyo North Senatorial Chairman
Elder Samuel Olawuwo
Oyo South Senatorial Chairman
Arinola Hakeem
State Financial Secretary
Hon. Taiwo Alagbe
State Organizing Secretary
Hon Olayiwola Omolabake
State Auditor

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