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Lagos and Ogun states members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have demanded for the immediate expulsion of the senator representing Ogun East in the Senate, Mr Buruji Kashamu, from the party.
This was what the delegates to the reconciliation meeting of the party held at the government house, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Thursday resorted to.
The meeting was hosted by Governor Ayodele Fayose.
The Lagos and Ogun state chapters of the party called for the expulsion of Senator Buruji Kashamu from the party, on the grounds that he had engaged in anti-party activities.
They also accused him of engaging in antics meant to destroy the party.
The delegates also said “we have resolved that the National Working Committee of our great party should deal and relate with the true leaders of Ogun and Lagos PDP under the Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee.”
They stated this in their resolutions in Ado-Ekiti during their meeting with the reconciliation committee set up by the national leadership of the party in the South-West zone chaired by Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose.
According to the Zonal Secretary, Reverend Bunmi Jenyo, the leaders from the two states endorsed the resolutions.
Among PDP leaders who signed the resolutions were former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Mrs Kofoworola Bucknor-Akerele, Capt. Tunji Shelle, Chief Joju Fadairo, Alhaji Sikirulahi Olawale among others.
The resolutions read: “After extensive deliberations with the Reconciliation Committee, we party delegates from Lagos and Ogun States arrived at the following resolutions:
“1 We have resolved to work together as one united party and to learn from the past mistakes and happenings in the party.
“2 We have resolved that the National Working Committee of our great party should deal and relate with the true leaders of Lagos and Ogun PDP under the Makarfi-led National Caretaker Committee.
“3 We also call for the immediate expulsion of Senator Buruji Kashamu for his anti-party actions and destructive antics in the South-West.”
Fayose speaking during the meetings said while the party showed interest in reconciliation, those who have gone astray must be repentant first and promise not to go astray again or undermine the progress of the party.
The governor called on the leaders of the party in both states to give room for genuine repentant dissidents to come back.
Fayose added that PDP would win subsequent polls in the states if they unite among themselves.
Eddy Olafeso, The Zonal Chairman,thanked members for their support and steadfastness during turbulent period the party went through.