The newly elected Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Osun chapter, Sunday Bisi, has revealed why Dotun Babayemi, a party chieftain, and some members were suspended.
Bisi, who said their suspension could be traced to the role that played out prior to the 2022 gubernatorial primary, insisted that Osun PDP did not have any faction.
He disclosed this while featuring on a radio current affairs programme monitored in Osogbo on Thursday.
Babayemi, a gubernatorial aspirant of a faction of the party, and other party members where suspended after the victory of Governor Ademola Adeleke in 2022.
He had dragged the party and Adeleke to court and was expelled for alleged anti-party activities.
“After Governor Adeleke was elected as a flag bearer of the party, they went to court, against the constitution of the party.
“If you are having any issue with the party, the constitution stipulates that you must employ the internal organs of the party to settle any rift.
“He went to the high court, appeal court, and he even went as far as Supreme Court.
“When he knew that at that time Ademola Adeleke had been elected as the governor of a state.
“He still went ahead to the Supreme Court and at that point if Ademola Adeleke was eventually disqualifed, he would not be the beneficiary of that judgment.
“After the Supreme Court judgement then the party in its wisdom thought it wise that we cannot just continue like that. That was when he and few others who were in that saddle were suspended from the party.
“So, it has nothing to do with the congress at all. It is not a matter of faction. It is just Babayemi and his group who were working seriously for APC then.
“When they were suspended, they now went to court about their membership of the party and eventually the case dragged on for sometime. They were initially given three months suspension.
“We don’t have faction in PDP we are one in PDP under the leadership of our able governor who is the leader of the party, Senator Nurudeen Jackson Ademola Adeleke.”