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Lagos PDP Crisis: Adewale Kicks as Salvador Moves Followers to LP

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By Okunade Adekunle
Chairman of the Lagos Peoples Democratic Party,  Mr. Segun Adewale, has accused the factional chairman of the party, Hon. Moshood Salvador, of directing aspirants to seek nomination from Labour Party (LP).
The Lagos PDP has been embroiled in crisis since after its chairmanship election allegedly won by Adewale. Adewale said he had offered those aspirants loyal to Salvador some reserved nomination slots at the poll.
Adewale, however, described the action as a failed attempt to undermine the PDP at the polls. Meanwhile, the same Adewale is rooting for the governorship of Ekiti State.
In a statement on Thursday, Adewale said he had constituted a disciplinary committee to be chaired by Alhaji Wahab Owokoniran to investigate issues surrounding Salvador’s behavior.
“Accordingly, the disciplinary committee is saddled with the responsibility of investigating all allegations with a view to identifying those responsible and recommending appropriate punishments,” said Adewale.
He said: “PDP nomination forms were printed by Salvador without authorization from the National Headquarters of our party. These forms were sold and the money went into private purse. Not a kobo was remitted into the party’s purse. Over N33 million was said to have been realized from this illegal act.
“We have credible information that those aspirants that bought these illegal forms have now defected into Labour Party to contest with PDP nomination forms. We can’t fold our hands and allow these deliberate acts of illegalities go unchallenged. Whoever that is found culpable by the committee will be dealt with in accordance to our party’s constitution and the laws of the land”.
He insisted that the money realized from the illegal sale of nomination forms must be accounted for and refunded to the appropriate authorities.
“Any member confirmed by the committee to have defected into another party at this time will have his or her membership suspended. When they come back, which is allowed, we will not entrust positions of authority to them as it is obvious they can’t be trusted. Those leaders allegedly acting behind the scene to instigate this anti-party activity will also be investigated and suspended from the party if found guilty,” he added.
Adewale urged members to embark on aggressive membership drive towards building a new formidable PDP that derives its power from the grassroots and without imposition.
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