The national executive committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has announced the expulsion of Senator Buruji Kashamu, Bayo Dayo, Segun Sarki and Sanimu Sodipo from the party.
The national publicity secretary of the party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, who disclosed this after the 80th meeting of the NEC in Abuja on Monday, said the four men who are from Ogun State were expelled from the party for aligning with the opposition in Ekiti State to deny the party of victory at the July 14 governorship election in the state.
“The party took disciplinary action against its members who have been hobnobbing with the All Progressives Congress (APC) in ways that were detrimental to the interest of the PDP,” said Ologbondiyan.
It would be recalled that Kashamu who represents Ogun East senatorial district at the national assembly had blamed PDP’s defeat on what he termed the arrogance of the state governor, Mr.Ayodele Fayose.
The senator who is facing deportation to the United States of America for drug-related offence described the party’s loss as “an evil foretold.”
“I saw it coming. I was not the least surprised at the outcome. How would the PDP have won when the former interim caretaker chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi allowed Governor Ayo Fayose to drive away other stakeholders in the party in Ekiti State and the whole of the South West? After driving away all the bigwigs and stakeholders in Ekiti State, they could not but work against the party.
“Makarfi and others encouraged him to perpetrate all manner of illegalities, and the Prince Uche Secondus- led NWC inherited him and never really did anything to rein him in. They were sold the lies that he could do it all alone,” he said.
Kashamu added that the election was a referendum on Fayose, not the PDP.
“The good people of Ekiti State wanted to do away with anything Fayose and that was what happened,” he said.