The Social Democratic Party (SDP), has suspended from office, it’s National Financial Secretary, Hon Kehinde Ayoola, and the Oyo State chapter chairman of the party, Alhaji Kolawole Balogun, for anti-party activities.
The SDP made this known on Friday in a statement signed by its National Secretary, Alhaji Shehu Gabam.
The statement said the suspension was a warning to other members that may want to engage in such activities that are against the principles and vision of the SDP.
“This is to notify our esteemed members and the general public that the National Chairman of our party, Chief Olu Falae, exercising the powers of the National Executive Committee (NEC) has approved the immediate suspension from office; Hon. Kehinde Ayoola (National Financial Secretary) and Alhaji Kolawole Balogun (Oyo State chapter chairman of SDP).
“The decision became necessary for their open and televised endorsement of the Oyo State PDP Governorship Candidate, Mr Seyi Makinde. The decision to suspend the duo is to serve as deterrence to would-be offenders and guard against gross indiscipline and anti-party activities in our party,” the statement said.
The party added that the anti-party disposition of the two officials is unacceptable and condemnable considering the fact it will generate a conflict of interest between the governorship candidate of the SDP in Oyo State whose interest should tower above any other interest as far as the 2019 governorship election is concerned.
“In the meantime, Chief Ajeniyi Ajewole has been appointed as the acting state chairman for Oyo State pending further notice,” the party added