Dotun Babayemi, a Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate in Osun State, has been suspended by the party’s Osun State chapter.
Babayemi was suspended in his ward, Ayedaade Local Government, Gbongan’s Otun Balogun Ward 2.
Babayemi is currently fighting for justice in the dispute over who the legitimate party candidate for governor of the state is.
He emerged as the candidate for a parallel governorship primary of PDP, while the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) identified Senator Ademola Adeleke, who emerged as governor-elect, as a candidate of the party.
However, Babayemi was expelled from the PDP for allegedly engaging in anti-party activities.
The Ward Executive members of Otun Balogun 2 made the pronouncement during a press briefing at the state party secretariat in Osogbo on Friday.
Reading the address on behalf of the Ward EXCO, the Secretary of the Ward, Ogunleye Bukayo, said the factional governorship candidate was expelled as a result of a petition filed against him by some party members.
“The Ward Executive Committee of the party at its meeting of 20th July, 2022, received the report of the disciplinary committee, and after careful and extensive deliberations ratified the report of the disciplinary committee.
“The Ward Executive Committee of the Party in exercise of the powers conferred on it by sections 57(2) and 59 (1) (g) of the constitution of PDP hereby remove and expel Prince Dotun Babayemi from the Peoples Democratic Party. He therefore ceases to be a member of the PDP henceforth,” Ogunleye said.