I’m Still Your Legal National Secretary, Oyinlola Tells PDP MembersFeatured, Latest News, News Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Kayode Adelowokan, Lagos
The former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has reminded the leadership of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) that he still remains the party’s legal national secretary despite the crisis rocking the party.
Oyinlola, who joined the Baraje’s camp that defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC), said if anybody is acting instead to sign any document such document remains invalid.
Speaking while addressing PDP loyalists during the rally of Osun Central Senatorial District of the party, held in Okuku, Osun State, said until a superior court says otherwise, the verdict of the Court of Appeal that declared him the validly elected National Secretary of the party still stands.
The rally which was anchored on educating electorates on voter register as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) prepares for the distribution of voter’s cards also, to mobilize them on the need to work hard to ensure success at the governorship polls.
The Okuku born Prince debunked insinuations that he had left the PDP, owing to the disciplinary action meted out on him by the leadership of the party.
He said, “Only the PDP National Executive Committee (NEC) has the right to discipline a NEC member that I am. I have studied the constitution of our party and as a lawyer, I know that the state chapter of the party or any other organ within the party lacks the prerogative to discipline me.”
The former governor however assured that the crisis-ridden party would not deter his involvement in the home politics to ensure victory for the PDP, adding that he maintains a cordial relationship with President Goodluck Jonathan.
Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, expressed confidence in the ability of the new PDP Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, to steer the party out of crisis and reposition it for a good outing in 2015.
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