Alhaji Bamanga Tukur
Ogun State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Goodluck Jonathan and the party’s National Chairman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, to call the National Secretary of the party, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, to order over a plot to hold congresses in the state.
This is in spite of the subsistence of the Mr. Adebayo Dayo-led State Executive Committee, which emerged from the March 2012 congresses.
A statement by the Director of Organisation, Mr. Segun Showunmi, alleged that Oyinlola was spearheading the move in disobedience to several court judgments against such act.
The party said it was incumbent on Jonathan and Tukur, “to step into the matter in order not to further rub in the erroneous impression that our great is a lawless organisation that does not have respect for the rule of law and constituted authority.”
The statement reads in part: “It might interest President Jonathan and revered National Chairman to note that three of those behind the move - Ireti Oniyide, Tunde Oladunjoye and Fasiu Bakenne - have been convicted for six months by a Federal High Courtin Lagos for criminal contempt in respect of the Ogun State PDP.
“Even Bode Mustapha who still parades himself as the National Auditor of our great party has been sacked by a Federal High Court in Suit FHC/L/CS/347/2012.
“How can these people still want to brazenly trample upon the rule of law and bring the Jonathan administration into disrepute? There seems to be a sense in the insinuation that Oyinlola and his cohorts have an agenda that is totally averse to President Jonathan’s interest.”
The party appealed to the President and all well-meaning Nigerians to “urgently wade into the matter and save the party from another needless embarrassment that disobedience to court orders and judgments might bring to it by stopping Oyinlola and his cohorts in their tracks.”