My suspension from PDP, big joke – Oladapo
By Sade Adewale
The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the last House of Assembly election for Ondo West Constituency 2, Mr. Biola Oladapo has described his purported suspension from the party as a joke taken too far.
He stated this yesterday in Ondo while addressing newsmen, saying he still remains a bonafide PDP member.
According to him, “in the past few days, I have been inundated with calls from friends and political associates seeking clarification on the rumours of his suspension from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ondo West Local Government.
“Be informed that the rumour is a figment of the imagination of the peddler”. They are never well to do.
“I wondered how someone who has no legal authority as an executive of the party other than ceremonial ‘leader’ title will go on radio to announce suspension of a financial member of a party who holds ticket of same party without recourse to internal mechanism of the party.
“The constitution of the party is clear that any member that would be suspended must have first of all been tried and can only be suspender at the ward level”, he said.
Oladapo stated that he has very smooth and envious relationship with leaders of the party in his ward and the local government except for the very greedy ones who has recently added envy to their baggage.
On the allegation of anti party activities, he wondered when it became a crime for people from the same constituency to interact on the development of their community just because they belong to opposing parties.
The PDP candidate stressed the fact that his choice to withdraw the case at the tribunal against the candidate of the APC was borne out of his conscience and his debt to the generational struggle and not borne out of greed or expectation from any quarter.
He stated that the figure of three million naira been brandished as the amount he collected to withdraw the case was below the money used for branding in his campaign and wondered how having spent tens of millions for campaign and empowerment program, he will settle for a paltry sum of three million naira
He however hinted that the party was not joined in the suite and hence it behooves on him and his conscience to do what is right.
While he appreciated the party for providing the platform to realise his ambition and dreams in the last election, he reiterated that he will continue to be a loyal party man to the core and abide by the tenets and spirit of the party.