Embattled secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ekiti State, Dr. Tope Aluko yesterday said that he remained scribe of the party, saying the Idowu Faleye-led executive lacked the constitutional and moral rights to either suspend or expel him and others from the party.
It would be recalled that the PDP factional chairman, Mr. Tunde Olatunde and four others were on Friday expelled by the PDP state executive committee over complicity in anti-party activities.
Speaking on his expulsion in Ado Ekiti, Aluko, known to be Governor Ayodele Fayose’s closest political ally, saaid that his expulsion could not stand, accusing the PDP of breaching the constitution in exercising such act.
“The PDP has engaged in act of betrayal. How can somebody who had used his strength and money to fight for a party be expelled from a party because he was fighting a just course?
“Worse still was the fact that the expulsion came a day before my daughter’s wedding. This shows the level of wickedness of this people.
“The wedding was my happiest day and they failed in their bid to shatter my dream. You could see the calibre of people that were there, even across party lines.
“But I believe what they did was a nullity, except the PDP is no
longer founded on the constitution and the rule of law.
“In the PDP today, I remain the rallying point for the youths and I have used the strength in ensuring that the party wins elections. I used same strength for Fayose prior to the 2014 governorship election.
“This act of betrayal and impunity cannot stand. I remain the state secretary and whoever parades himself as occupying any of the seats illegally declared vacant does so at his or her own risk,” Aluko said.

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