The Peoples Democratic Party has notified the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the Ogun State Police Command and the Department of State Services, DSS, of the expulsion of Senator Buruji Kashamu from the party.
According to the Punch, the expulsion notification was communicated through a letter dated August 1, and was signed by Emmanuel Enoidem, the PDP National Legal Adviser.
The letter stated that the National Executive Council of the party had during its 80th meeting held on July 23, expelled Kashamu, the senator representing Ogun East senatorial district and three other persons: Bayo Dayo, the state’s party factional chairman; Semiuu Sodipo, the factional secretary and Segun Seriki.
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The letter, which was addressed separately to the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, the State Director of the DSS and the State Commissioner of Police, explained that the trio were suspended for what it described as “various infractions and violations of express provisions of the constitution of the party 2017 (as amended).”
Also attached to the letter was an extract of the NEC, which was signed Anicho Okoro, on behalf of the National Secretary of the party.
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Senator Kashamu has protested against his suspension from the party, calling it farcical.