Senator Buruji Kashamu has said that he cannot be suspended from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Kashamu made the comment in response to reports that he had been suspended by the Ogun chapter of the party.
The senator’s reaction is contained in a statement released by his media adviser, Austin Oniyokor.
The statement reads:
“The purported suspension of a Senator and others who are members of the National Executive Committee by some impostors is at best a comic-relief of no consequence whatsoever.”
“Today, they are in talks with the All Progressives Congress. Tomorrow, they are in talks with the Alliance for Democracy. Only God knows where they will go the day after.
“Besides, their purported action shows that Ogundele and his backers are either strangers in the party or ignorant of the party’s Constitution, or both. Otherwise, they would have known that Section 57 Sub-section 7 of the Constitution of PDP states, ‘Notwithstanding any other provision relating to discipline, no Executive Committee at any level, except the National Executive Committee, shall entertain any question of discipline as may relate or concern a member of the National Executive Committee, Deputy Governors or members of the National Assembly’.
“The alleged diversion of party funds is most laughable because it is common knowledge that I use my personal funds to keep the party afloat even when people like ex-Governor Gbenga Daniel and Ladi Adebutu left the PDP for Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) and then for the Labour Party (LP) until they returned to PDP in the build up to the 2015 general election.
“The Zonal and State Exco are intact. They had been recognized by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and affirmed by the courts before the national leadership crisis broke out.”
A statement earlier issued by the Ogun PDP said that Kashamu had been suspended over financial improprieties and anti-party activities.
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