By: Okunade Adekunle, Lagos
Lagos State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Otunba Segun Adewale, has accused two of the leaders of the party in the state, Chief Bode George and Hon. Moshood Salvador of disrupting the peace of the party in the state despite the intervention of Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni concerning the leadership crisis rocking the party at the state level.
Adewale, who made this known on his Facebook wall today, stressed that the Commissioner of Police has instructed all aggrieved factions to maintain status quo until Chief Bode George and Hon. Moshood Salvador produces a letter from the National Headquarters or a court order as regards who should occupy the party’s secretariat in Lagos.
Adewale said “Despite intervention of Lagos State Commissioner of Police Fatai Owoseni concerning the leadership crisis in Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George and Hon. Moshood Salvador are bent on disrupting the peace of the State”
“Following the Supreme Court Judgment affirming Sen Ahmed Markafi as the authentic leader of the party, the State Exco under the elected leadership of Otunba Segun Adewale was NOT disbanded. Why? The leadership tussle resolved by the Apex court was between Ali Modu Sherrif and Ahmed Markafi not Lagos State. The Commissioner of Police in the State, Fatai Owoseni instructed all aggrieved factions to maintain status quo until Chief Bode George or Moshood Salvador produces a letter from the National Headquarters or a court order as regards who should occupy the Party’s secretariat in Lagos”, said Adewale
He added “In clear disregard to the Police Commissioner’s instructions, Chief Bode George today contravened the undertaken signed by Salvador and mobilized more than 100 hoodlums to forcefully take over the State Secretariat putting lives and properties of innocent citizens at risk. This attempt was however resisted by loyal members of the PDP present at the secretariat. Our expectation is Chief Bode George should act as a leader and calls for true reconciliation of all aggrieved members in the State not this futile venture he started today”
The Party Chairman stressed “We are shocked to see that after taken PDP members to Labour Party in the just concluded LG elections and having failed woefully with complete humiliation from the ruling party APC in the state with a thrashing of 57-0 Labour, Chief Bode George now has the audacity or effrontery to send hoodlums to take over the same Secretariat of PDP he campaigned against all over the media before the election. It is shameful to see a man of Bode George age not knowing the right from the wrong. We also pity his blind followers who are either not smart upstairs or lack inner will to reject a failure like Bode George”
Adewale concluded “Until the National Headquarters of our party puts Chief Bode George, an APC mole within our party, to where he belongs, our winning election in this State will be a pipe dream. It should be placed on record that Lagos State remains the only State in Nigeria that has never had PDP as governor, or senator. The only few House of Representatives elected after 2015 election were from Lagos West Senatorial district. Chief Bode George and Hon. Salvadoor have no electoral values”