By Yusuf Oketola
YOUTH Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in the State of Osun, Mr. Seyi Bamidele has been removed.
Bamidele was removed by local government youth leaders of the party last Wednesday.
OSUN DEFENDER had reported in its last edition that Bamidele was part of the PDP stalwarts who were pencilled down for suspension from the party by a group of people loyal to the Adeleke dynasty.
The group is also plotting the expulsion of the State Chairman of the PDP, Hon. Soji Adagunodo and one of the party’s aspirants during its last governorship primaries in the state, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi.
In a resolution of the forum of Osun State PDP Youth Leaders meeting held on Wednesday, the youth leaders passed Vote-of-No-Confidence on Bamidele for alleged misconducts, misappropriation of funds meant for the promotion of youth affairs and activities in the state.
“His removal as the State Youth Leader of our dear and great party is subject to section 58(1)-(a, c, d, e and h) of the PDP constitution with its sanctions as stipulated in Section 59(1)–(f) which is “removal from office” against the above gross misconduct in section 58(1) of the party constitution”, said the youth leaders.
The resolution was signed by Prince Aderinto K. Abiola, Hon. Olaniya Kunle and Mr. Famokunwa Obasanmi, Chairman, Secretary and Public Relations Officer of the Forum.
But Bamidele, when contacted described his purported removal as ‘child’s play’, saying that the local government youth leaders lack the constitutional power to remove him.
He said the action of the youth leaders was inimical to the reconciliation of aggrieved party members and genuine move to return peace to the PDP.