Kola Ologbondiyan, the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday announced the expulsion of Senator Buruji Kashamu, a senator representing Ogun East.
The party’s spokesperson also announced the expulsion of three other prominent members of Senator Buruji’s loyalists in the party; they are Segun Seriki, Sanimu Sodipo and Bayo Adebayo
Ologbondiyan made the announcement after the emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) in Abuja on Monday.
In his statement, he explained that the disciplinary action was taken against the members who he said were hobnobbing with the ruling party and whose actions had become unacceptable to the PDP.
He warned that with the way PDP had been exposition, it would not accept problematic acts from party members.
“The party has also set up committee to consider the possibility of changing the party’s name ahead of 2019 general elections,” he said.
Ologbondiyan who did not mention the members of the committee said the action was part of efforts to re-brand and exposition the ahead of 2019.
“The party has immediately constituted a committee on harmonisation. The responsibility of the Harmonisation Committee is to commence the process of the possibility of change of name as part of efforts to re-brand our party and to exposition it for 2019 general elections.
” So we await the outcome the outcome of the Harmonisation Committee. “
On Ekiti election, the party spokesperson added that the NEC also approved the decision of the party National Working Committee (NEC) to go to court over the result.
“The legal Committee has been constituted under the party National Legal Adviser to take all issues bordering on the state election to the court. “
He added that the NEC also considered the issues of the PDP coalition with 38 other political parties including the Reformed All Progressives Congresses (RAPC).
“NEC applauded the decision of the party to work with the ground alliance. The NEC also applauded the infusion of RAPC into PDP.
“We have been encouraged as members of NWC to continue to receive those who are seeking advice tired of the government of the day very desirous of liberating our nation from the misrule of APC.”
Ologbonyo added that the NEC also approved the 2019 general elections timetable of the party and had been released to party members.
He also said that the PDP has provisions for the return of defected members of the party.