By Kayode Adeoti
The crisis rocking the Kwara State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) degenerated yesterday as the Prince Sunday Fagbemi led-faction lambasted the Iyiola Oyedepo leadership over the suspension of himself and five others, describing the development as laughable.
Oyedepo-led faction on Saturday announced the suspension of Sunday Fagbemi, Barr Kunle Sulyman, Atanda Zorro, Isiaka Alao, Hon. Ilyasu Ibrahim and Jide Usman Alabi for allegedly breaking into the party secretariat along Asa Dam road, Ilorin on 31st, October, 2016.
They were arraigned at an Ilorin magistrate court penultimate week over the issue after they were first invited following Oyedepo’s petition.
But in a swift reaction to the development, Fagbemi described the action as laughable adding that the Oyedepo led-faction is nothing but a bunch of jesters.
“They’re bunch of jesters. You can’t build something on nothing” he said.
According to him, the PDP secretariat is a family house where all members of the party have free access to, it’s not restricted to ‘some set of people, we all contributed to it’.
“We never resisted anyone from coming to the party complex, saying we broke into our own family house is unthinkable of anyone, this is where party activities take place and that’s what we are using it for everyday. It’s no longer under lock and key as usual” Fagbemi added.
Also lending voice on the issue is Hon. Ilyasu Ibrahim who said Oyedepo only claimed to have suspended some of us adding that if he’s the chairman of the party, he wouldn’t have claimed to suspend us.
He stressed further that Oyedepo has no access to the party secretariat anymore, saying he can’t come there on his free will, ‘he has gone and gone’
“Oyedepo is only making noise all about because of his political predicament; he called himself a lawyer he doesn’t even know what the law says over many things. This is the 3rd time he will be party chairman, he has always been disgraced out of office. He had always been alleged of all sorts of atrocities, embezzlement and the rest.
“He petitioned us at the police command, he took us to court, and we are dealing with the issue at the court now. He’s a replicate of Ali Modu Sheriff at the national level; you can see what his leader is all about. They’re working to destabilise the PDP but soonest the party will take definite decision” Ilyasu said.
According to him, Oyedepo statement is not consider relevant and serious again because it lack credibility adding that anyone counting his words serious means that person is not also serious.