By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saki area of Oyo State on Wednesday expelled the Deputy Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Rt Honourable Musa Abdulwasiu from the party.
APC announced the expulsion of the Deputy Speaker in a letter titled
“Letter of Expulsion” addressed to Honourable Abdulwasiu jointly signed by the APC Chairman and Secretary of Saki Local Government Mr. Tiamiyu Ayinla and Mr. S.A. Adeniji made available to newsmen in Ibadan.
The party in the letter copied Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Speaker of the Oyo state House of Assembly, , Hon. Olagunju Ojo and the state APC chairman, Chief Akin Oke claimed that the expulsion of the Deputy Speaker was as a result of an alleged “anti-party activities”.
“We have observed with keen interest of you anti-party activities which has brought embarrassment to the party.Your meetings and photographs as published in the the national dailies have also shown and indicated that you are no longer a party member and member of APC. ” it said
According to the Saki west APC, the party expelled the Deputy Speaker over his alleged meetings and pictures which have been published in the newspapers which confirmed that he is no more in the political party and that he has allegedly failed to represent the interest of those who voted him into power .
“You are hereby expelled from the party; as you no longer represent the interest of those who voted you into power”.
Commenting on the story, Oyo state APC Director of Research, Media and Strategy, Dr. Azeez Olatunde while confirming that the state Secretariat of the party was aware of the letter declared that APC at the local government level has the right to decide on what to do to their representative who they feel does not represent their interest anymore but that the state executive will not take any decision until an investigative panel is set up to look into the matter and recommend an action.
“We just received the letter this morning (Wednesday). The people at the ward and LG level have the right to decide and determine what happens to their representative since politics is played locally.Our party made a promise before the election which made people vote for him because he uses their ticket. What I expect from him was that if he felt I different about anything, he should have gone to the people who voted him in and resign his membership of the party”, he said.
Dr Olatunde added “but, having received the letter, we will look into it and invite him to investigate all the allegations in the letter. Until that is done, the state executive will not decide on anything and as soon as we conclude our investigations, we will get across to you”