Dotun Babayemi, an Osun State PDP stalwart, has asserted that he is still a fully paid-up member of the party.
Several months ago, he was kicked out of the Osun PDP, which he called a “Kangaroo action.”
He claimed that the state party was being run by thugs whose business model relied on operating above the law.
Babayemi was kicked out of the PDP in his neighborhood after Ademola Adeleke was proclaimed the victor in the Osun 2022 gubernatorial election, as reported by DAILY POST.
After the ward chapter was expelled, the state chapter followed suit.
But in a statement released on Thursday, Babayemi argued that the party’s measures against him were the result of the party’s juvenile thinking and approach to norms of engagement.
“This is not surprising because they are foisted kindergarten executives who do not have definable means of livelihood apart from crumbs from politics,” the statement reads.
They are “always sheepishly and sentimentally goaded,” which is contrary to recognized laws and against the party’s constitution.
On September 6, 2022, in suit No:HOS/M.212/2022 between Babayemi, the PDP, INEC, and ten others, Justice Jide Falola of the Osun State High Court in Osogbo issued an Order of Mandatory Interim Injunction restraining and reversing the expulsion of the plaintiff as a member of the PDP.
Until the ultimate litigation is decided, the court has also ordered the party and its agents to refrain from adopting any more punitive measures against the plaintiff.
On Friday, September 9, 2022, the same court, presided over by Justice Jide Falola, converted the Interim Order of Mandatory Injunction into a Preservative Order of Injunction in another matter No: HOS/M.212/2022 involving Babayemi, PDP, INEC, and ten others.
The court further issued an express order directing the parties to continue operating under the terms of the preliminary injunction until the Motion on Notice for Interlocutory Injunction is heard and decided.
“Because of their haughtiness or, more likely, their stupidity, they never challenged this court order, and it remains in effect. Babayemi is still a fully paid-up member of the PDP,” he said. “There’s no need to dance around the subject.
He also promised to keep fighting for better government in the State on behalf of its citizens.
“Politics is not a family affair; it is for those who are interested in it, not for the selfish interest of a greedy few.
Anyone who feels threatened by our support of this course of action will have a tough nut to crack. Babayemi emphasized that they would not give up until their ancestors’ hopes for their “dear State” were realized.
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