ONDO PDP CRISIS: Poroye summons Mimiko,Jegede others

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The last may not have been heard in the crisis rocking the Ondo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as the faction loyal to Ali Modu-Sheriff summoned Governor Olusegun Mimiko, his deputy, Alhaji Abdul-lasisi Oluboyo, governorship candidate of the party in the November 26 election, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, State Chairman of the Ahmed Makarfi’s faction, Mr Clement Faboyede and others to appear before its disciplinary committee.

According to the Chairman of the faction, Mr. Poroye Biyi, in a statement issued by the Director of media and Publicity, Mr. Yemi Akintomide,said Governor Mimiko’s conduct during last Saturday’s poll contravened the constitution of the party.Poroye said the committee will investigate all activities of the Governor and others.
“The seven-man committee which is headed by Senator Omololu Meroyi, will investigate all actions of individuals or group of persons that were in breach of the party’s constitution and its fundamental objectives which led to the failure of the party in the last governorship election,” he said.

The statement further said Governor Mimiko and others who are to appear before the committee breached Section 7 (3) (c) of the party’s constitution which provides that the party shall adhere ‘to the policy of the rotation and zoning of party and public elective offices in pursuance to the principle of equity, justice and fairness.’“The committee shall look into the acts and commissions of government which impacted the people including public servants negatively, culminating into people’s anger and rejection which affected the electoral fortunes of the party.“The committee shall also investigate the conduct of certain individuals in the disbursement of the resources of the party in the mobilization of members for the election,” the statement added.

Others summoned to appear before the committee are Jumoke Akindele, Speaker, of the House of Assembly, Alhaji Fatai Adams, Mr. Banji Okunomo, Mr. John Ola Mafo, Mr. Wole Ogunyemi, Mr. Bamiduro Dada, Mr. Akin Akinbobola and all commissioners in Mimiko’s cabinet.
The statement said all the concerned persons are to appear before the committee as from today .

It would be recalled that the Makarfi’s faction had on Tuesday suspended leaders of the Sheriff’s faction including Poroye, Senator Meroyi and 21 others.