The crisis pummeling the Ekiti chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, worsened on Sunday as the party in Oye local government area suspended a former lawmaker, Hon. Samuel Omotoso from the party.
He was suspended from the party for alleged anti-party activities.
Omotoso, a close ally of former Governor Ayodele Fayose, is a medical doctor and one of the lawmakers suspended indefinitely from the 5th assembly for sundry offences, shortly after Governor Kayode Fayemi took over last year.
In the 5th assembly, Omotoso represented Oye constituency 1 at the Ekiti State House of Assembly.
In a statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti by the party, Omotosho was suspended for allegedly engineering parallel PDP executive in Oye local government area.
The letter conveying the suspension of the former lawmaker was unanimously signed by executives of PDP in Oye local government and chairmen of the 11 wards in the council.
According to the statement, “the party has consequently constituted 3- man committee in strict adherence to the party’s constitution to investigate the allegation’.
“The committee is to conduct an unbiased investigation and make necessary recommendations within two weeks on the allegation’”.
The party leaders, however, passed a vote of confidence on the PDP chairman in Oye local government, Mr Sunday Ojo, saying the era of imposition was over.
When contacted, Omotoso, former chairman, Ekiti Assembly Committee on Information, said the suspension was child’s play, describing those behind it as jesters.
Omotosho noted that the leader of the group, who claimed to be chairman of the party at the local government level, was already on suspension by the State Working Committee of the party and has no statutory powers to suspend him.
“I want you to ignore the group as they were only seeking for relevance. The sponsor has been suspended by the most powerful political organisation in Ekiti’, the SWC, so I don’t know where he got that power from,” he said.