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…the suspension was weeping of a beaten and battered premature adult… Jimi Lawal
It seems the lingering Crisis in Ogun state People’s Democratic Party(PDP) is far from over as the state leadership yesterday suspended a guber Aspirant, Jimi Lawal.
The suspension was along side four others who are: Bola Odunmosun, the Financial Secretary of the party, Fasiu Ajadi, Kola Akinyemi and Tope Asiru, the party chairman of Ijebu North East local government area.
The secretary of the party, Sunday Solarin announced their suspension at a press briefing at the party’s secretariat in Abeokuta, the state capital yesterday ,after it was confirmed that a faction of the party had an illegal primary that produced Jimi Lawal as the governorship candidate of the party.
Jimi Lawal, acted on the ruling of Federal High court Abeokuta who had nullified the primary election of the party which produced Hon. Ladi Adebutu in the state.
He had earlier close rank with his Guber counterpart in the party, Segun Sowunmi, relying on having a fresh primary for the unity and victory of the party come 2023 general election.
Few hours before the suspension, Sowunmi announced through his social media handles of a reconcilation between Ladi Adebutu and himself, which sent a message to political observers of light at the end of the tunnel.
The party, according to Solarin said,”Lawal and the others were suspended for violating the constitution of the party by conducting and participating in an “illegal” governorship primary election which was not authorized by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.”
Solarin said, “Lawal and the others have been suspended for one month pending the outcome of a disciplinary committee which would be setup to review their action.”
In his reaction, Jimi Adebisi Lawal Campaign Organization spokesman,Austin Oniyokor described the suspension as weeping of a beaten and battered premature adult.
In a press release sent to journalist in Abeokuta,he confirmed that Jimi Lawal has been declared winner of the court-ordered rerun governorship primary in the state.
Oniyokor added that,” “The purported suspension of the just elected governorship candidate of the Ogun state PDP, Otunba Jimi Adebisi Lawal (JAL) is nothing but the weeping of a beaten and battered premature adult. It is the case of the voice of Jacob but the hand of Esau.
“It is the irony of our political space and system that those who are contemptuous of valid and subsisting judgments and orders of court could turn round to claim that they have suspended law-abiding citizens.
Clearly, this contemptuous act cannot stand the test of time and the law. All their contemptuous acts will be taken before the court and the full weight of the law will be visited on them in due course.”