Kashamu rejects Ogun PDP caretaker committee
The senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Buruji Kashamu, has rejected the composition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caretaker committee for the state’s chapter of the party.
In a statement released shortly after the Tunde Odanye- led caretaker committee was inaugurated by the Chairman of the party’s National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, Kashamu said membership of the committee was one-sided.
The senator, who is a staunch supporter of the Ali Modu Sheriff faction, also said the inauguration of the committee was a slap on the judiciary.
He said the dissolved executive committee in the state had a court judgment in its favour and that had not been appealed by the national leadership of the party.
Kashamu said: “The action of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led NCC which derives its legitimacy from the court is not only an affront on the peace-loving leaders and members of our party in Ogun State, but also a most devastating slap on the judiciary.
“The caretaker committee is one-sided and made up of ex- Governor Gbenga Daniel’s nominees with the exception of the chairman. How then could these people be talking of reconciliation and harmonisation? Clearly, they are liars and deceivers.
“Having emerged from validly organised congress which was ratified by the 71st National Executive Committee, the NCC is aware of the valid and subsisting judgment in favour of the Adebayo Dayo-led State Executive Committee of the PDP in Suit No. FHC/L/CS/636/2016 which is yet to be appealed, set aside or upturned.
“Yet, it chose to continue on the path of impunity and lawlessness. I do not see how these people can reposition the party. They want to compound its problems.
“The Ogun State PDP executive under the leadership of Adebayo Dayo has binding court judgment and orders legitimising it as the duly and validly elected state executive until 2020.
“This clearly allows the Adebayo Dayo-led executive to remain in office and carry out all its due responsibilities and functions.
“The mere fact that the national convention has the powers to dissolve itself or even the party does not give anyone the powers to brush aside valid and subsisting court judgment
Posted by; Lekan S. Cardyreal