Expulsion: Oyo APC, Deputy Speaker On Head Collision

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Due to alleged anti party activities, Saki West chapter of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo has said it has expelled the Deputy Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. AbduWasiu Musa.


As the Deputy Speaker debunked the allegation, disclosing that he was not aware of any expulsion and that he has not been given any letter to that effect


The Chairman and Secretary of Saki Local Government chapter of the ruling party, Mr. Tiamiyu Ayinla and Mr. S.A. Adeniji made this known via a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, the state capital. 


It was gathered that the Deputy Speaker who represents Saki West state constituency had been romancing the newly formed African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the state. 


It could be recalled that Musa, was among the lawmakers who went to finalise their defection plans from APC and PDP to the ADC with the former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta last week.


It was gathered that Musa’s expulsion from APC may be as a result of his plans to join the ADC.


The duo while affirming that the party has expelled the Deputy Speaker added that his meetings and pictures which have been published in the newspapers have confirmed that he is no more in the political party. 


The party in the letter copies which were also sent to the state governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, Speaker of the house, Hon. Olagunju Ojo and the state APC chairman, Chief Akin Oke maintained that Musa has been expelled from the party because he has failed to represent the interest of those who voted him into power. 


The statement reads, “We have observed with keen interest of your anti party activities which has brought embarrassment to the party.


 “Your meetings and photographs as published in the the national dailies have also shown and indicated that you are no longer a party member and member of APC. 


“You are hereby expelled from the party; as you no longer represent the interest of those who voted you into power”.


But reacting to the expulsion, the deputy speaker said he was not aware of such development, maintaining that he remains Bonafide member of APC.


According to him, “I’m  not aware of any expulsion. I have not received any letter or release to that effect.


“As far as the House of Assembly is concerned, I remain a member of the APC, that can be seen from the vote and proceedings of the house.”


A look at the vote and proceeding showed that the Deputy Speaker, Rt Hon Musa AbdWasi remains in the APC along side the majority leader, Hon Kehinde Subair while the speaker, Hon Olagunju Joshua Ojo remains in the Labour party the platform they were all elected .


It could be recall that Hon. Olagunju Ojo emerged unopposed as the speaker of the house after the demise of the former speaker, Rt Hon Micheal Adeyemo.


His emergence took people  by surprise after people expected the Deputy Speaker to take the position of his late boss.


The Saki West chapter of the party  in a release which was signed by the Chairman and Secretary had earlier announced the expulsion of the Deputy Speaker over alleged anti party.

Raji Adebayo, Ibadan
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