Leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the South-West region have decided to raise a disciplinary committee to sanction Senator Buruji Kashamu over what it called anti-party affairs.
At a well attended meeting held in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Monday, the leaders while congratulating Senator Ahmed Makarfi for what it called landmark victory condemned the actions of some members of the party among who are Kashamu.
Senator Buruji Kashamu formerly Chairman of the South West Mobilization Committee of PDP is currently representing Ogun East District.
The party in the communique declared that the anti-party activities of some of the members led the party to lose elections in Ondo, Ogun and Edo states; hence there is a need to sanction them.
Zonal Chairman of the party, Dr. Eddy Olafeso who flanked with Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti state, Chief Bode George and Otunba Iyiola Omisore while reading the communiqué at the end of the expanded meeting urged the Ogun State chapter of the party especially to do away with anything that has to do with Senator Kashamu and stop dealing with him henceforth.
The party while condemning the activities of some members of the party which led to its downfall for over a year said it has set up machinery to some defectors of the party back to the PDP fold.
The communiqué reads: “First and most the south West Zonal Leadership congratulate the National Caretaker Committee of the table under the able leadership, His Excellency, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and other distinguished members of the National Caretaker Committee of our great party over the landmark victory recorded at the Supreme Court on the 12th of July , 2017
“The Zonal Leadership also hereby condemns and regrets the action and ignoble role of some of its membership that led to the unfortunate experience and trauma that held the entire party down for over a year now and pray that may such never recur again in our great party
“The entire Southwest leadership and stakeholders condemn the destabilizing and anti-party activities of Senator Buruji Kashamu and demand disciplinary actions against him for his roles in the loss of the party in Ogun, Ondo and Edo states.
“The zonal leadership and stakeholders hereby dissociate the zone from the activities of Senator Buruji Kashamu and resolve further to henceforth desist from dealing with him in any capacity in the zone, and the leadership of the party in Ogun state are hereby directed to stop all dealings and meetings involvement with Senator Buruji Kashamu and his agents until further notice
“The Zonal Leadership and stakeholders also hereby reject any association whatsoever with Senator Buruji Kashamu henceforth
“It is hereby resolved that a special committee be set up at the zonal and national level to reach out and appeal to all those who had left the party as a result of the disruptive and destructive activities and act of sabotage visited upon the party
Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum and Governor of Ekiti state while speaking earlier said the Supreme Court did justice to Nigeria and not PDP.
Fayose who said that the party which is now in opposition is optimistic to retain the power in 2019.
“Today we are in opposition, tomorrow we will be in power. This party must be protected.
“We need a President that is hale and hearty. Looking inwards it is time to reposition PDP, it is time to take decisions, if you have problem and you did not nip it in the body the problem will continue.
“God saved us first time, second time, we must save ourselves.
He said that the problem of PDP in the region started from Ogun State where Kashamu hailed from.
“The whole problem of PDP in South-West started from Ogun state.