My expulsion act of lawlessness –Buruji

Embattled Senator Buruji Kashamu who was yesterday expelled from the Peoples democratic Party, has said his expulsion by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party would not stand.
“It is clear from the ill-advised decision that the Prince Uche Secondusled National Working Committee is lawless and undemocratic,” Kashamu said in reaction to his expulsion by the party.
He said no due process as enshrined in the constitution of the party was followed, describing the action as baseless.
“Since the initial 30-day suspension elapsed on January 9, 2018, they do not have any right to take any disciplinary action against me.
This decision cannot stand because, Article 57 (6) of the PDP Constitution says ‘Any decision taken against a member who has not been informed of the charges against him or has not been given any opportunity of defending himself shall be null and void’,” he said.
“PDP should not forget that it also instituted a case against me and other leaders of the party in the South West at the High Court of the Federal Territory in Suit No.
FCT/HC/CV/0303/2017 as per the Honourable Justice Valentine Ashi.
“The court made an order nullifying and setting aside my purported suspension on the 9th of January, 2018.The court also ordered parties, including PDP to maintain status quo.
“There are also counter-claims in the said suit at the FCT High Court praying the court for ‘an order restraining the plaintiffs (PDP), their agents, servants and privies from taking any disciplinary action against the 1st – 4th defendants (with me and the authentic Ogun State PDP Chairman, Engr.
Adebayo Dayo as the 1st and 4th defendants).
“The directive was on account of any actions and/or conduct or steps taken by them individually and jointly to make the plaintiff abide by its constitution and observe democratic principles in all its dealings with the 1st – 4th defendants.” The lawmaker said the purported expulsion did not have anything to do with him or any of his associates.
The PDP on Monday announced the expulsion of Kashamu from the party.
Others expelled from the party are Samiu Sodipo, Dayo Adebayo and Segun Seriki.
(NAN)

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