Kaduna Military Panel: Ekiti PDP disowns ex-scribe
By; Oladele Adedayo, Ado-Ekiti
The Ekiti State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has frowned at the impersonation of the position of the State Secretary of the party by one Dr. Tope Aluko at the ongoing military panel on the 2014 governorship election in Ekiti State.
The party has equally warned that whatever is recorded by the military panel in the name of the said impersonator on the involvement of the military in the Ekiti election will render the whole exercise illegal and a charade.
In a statement by the State Party Publicity Secretary, Jackson Adebayo in Ado-Ekiti, the PDP said that it was ridiculous that a non-member of the party could be admitted to testify in the name of PDP despite a widely publicised expulsion of the fellow by the party on 31st July, 2015.
Adebayo explained that the expelled Secretary had only demonstrated the traits of anti-party activities that led to his expulsion, adding that there was nothing objective or reliable that could be taken from him in this case.
He noted that Aluko, who testified on oath as principal witness for the PDP at the election petition tribunal, would only be incurring the wrath of the law by chosing to negate same after he had said that the election was free and fair to the Supreme Court level.
According to him, Aluko and four members of the State Working Committee (SWC) were expelled on the 31st of July, 2015, while the National Working Committee of the party upheld the expulsion on the 4th of November, 2015 via a letter signed by the National Organising Secretary, Abubakar Mustapha.
In the letter from the national secretariat of the party, the replacement of the expelled officers were also approved with Pastor Tope Anjorin as the new State Secretary of the party, while Mrs. Yemisi Afolabi was named as the State Woman Leader.
Other officers appointed by the party included Gbuyiro Sunday as the Vice-Chairman Ekiti North and Mojeed Azeez Apempe as the new State Auditor.
PDP stressed that it was appalling and shameful that somebody that was
expelled from the party based on his disloyalty to the party and gross indiscipline could now be admitted as a witness before a respected military panel.
“We want to say categorically that Dr. TKO Aluko is no longer the Secretary of PDP in Ekiti State neither is he a member of the party again. Our Secretary is Pastor Tope Anjorin, so anybody dealing with the expelled member is only doing so at his or her own risk, as well as dealing with an impersonator” the statement warned.