The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State on Sunday suspended a serving lawmaker and former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Dare Kadiri, indefinitely, for alleged anti-party activities.
Kadiri popularly called Maba was reportedly suspended indefinitely by the leadership of Ward 11 in the Ijebu North Local Government Area of the state.
The lawmaker recently played hosted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Ladi Adebutu, and vowed not to work for Governor Dapo Abiodun’s reelection bid.
A report jointly signed by the General Secretary and Ward Councillor, Olarenwaju Abiodun and Sobonojo Adeniyi said the suspension was affirmed by the Ward Congress on Sunday.
The party leaders accused him of hobnobbing with the opposition and vowing to work against Governor Dapo Abiodun’s reelection.
“Conclusively, the nineteen out of the twenty-seven Exco members unanimously agreed and voted for the indefinite suspension of Hon. Oluwadare Kadiri (Maba) from ward 11 APC,” the report partly reads.
The State Publicity Secretary of APC, Tunde Oladunjoye, confirmed the suspension to our correspondent on Sunday
“Yes (it is true). It’s a decision taken at the ward level,” Oladunjoye said.
In a swift reaction, Kadiri dismissed the suspension, describing those behind it as jobless.
He said, “They are a faction and I don’t even recognize their chairman. He was not even elected, I don’t know how he is now parading himself as my chairman. He is not the elected chairman. The case is still in court, they are still trying to determine who the authentic chairman of the ward is. Can you build something on nothing? Nobody invited me, I don’t know my offence.
“They are jobless; the reason why I say this is that they are just looking for recognition because I don’t even know where they are coming from. I didn’t receive any letter to that effect, I’m just seeing it on social media. I have not seen any official letter from them, maybe when I see an official letter from the party, I will know what to do. There are procedures everywhere, they should go and look for jobs.”