The tension in the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State worsened on Thursday as a faction loyal to a member of House of Representatives, Oladipupo Adebutu, suspended a deputy governorship candidate to Buruji Kashamu, Reuben Abati; spokesperson of Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Segun Sowunmi; and 37 candidates of the party loyal to Kashamu for anti-party activities.
The faction, led by Sikirulahi Ogundele, announced the suspension in a statement made available to newsmen in Abeokuta on Thursday.
The statement partly read, “The suspension is at the instance of the ward and local executive committees which noted that affected members failed to appear before them and also did not respond to queries served on them.
“Recall that similar disciplinary action was taken on Senator Buruji Kashamu, Prince Bayo Dayo, Segun Seriki and Semiu Sodipo.
“The decision to suspend the affected members was ratified at a state meeting of the party held at Legacy House, Onikolobo, Abeokuta and contained in a communiqué signed by the Chairman of the party, Hon. Sikirulahi Ogundele.