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PDP, Adeleke’s certificate, blackmail

The Southwest Zonal office of the Peoples Democratic Party on Thursday said three members of the party in Osun state including, Olalekan Awosiyan, Thomas Ojetade and Sina Awodire would be recommended for sanctions in accordance with the party’s constitution for “dragging the Peoples Democratic Party and its gubernatorial candidate in the last Osun election, Senator Ademola Adeleke to court over issues that bothers on alleged fake certificate.”

The zonal Secretary of the party, Reverend Bunmi Jenyo who made the disclosure in Ibadan on Thursday, also accused the trio of “employing blackmail to destabilize the party for reasons best known to them.”

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Jenyo who said the zone would soon recommend the alleged ‘culprits’ for disciplinary action, used the occasion to dispel the claim by Ojetade that he (Jenyo) threatened him to withdraw from the suit they instituted against Adeleke.

The PDP scribe, in company of another witness to the peace accord, a Senatorial Youth leader, Osun East, Mr Kazeem Ogunsola, claimed Mr Ojetade willingly agreed to withdraw the suit following a peace meeting initiated by the zonal Chairman, Dr Eddy Olafeso, and was never at any point pressurized to so do.

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Jenyo reiterated that “the petitioner (Mr. Thomas Ojetade) opened up that the three plaintiffs involved in filing the suit at that time wanted to fight Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi’s course as a result of the party’s refusal to give him the Osun West Senatorial ticket and Coordinator, Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organization in Osun state”.

According to him, the case against the eligibility of Adeleke was pre-planned, prepared and signed at the Ile-Ogbo residence of the said former governorship aspirant.

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He added that it was unfortunate that Ojetade is now coming out to play double game after giving his consent for peace to reign in the state’s chapter of the party.

According to Jenyo “Having been instructed by the leadership of our party in the Southwest under the Chairmanship of Dr. Eddy Olafeso, to investigate the matter and resolve it amicably, I went to lle Ife on Friday, November 16th to hold meetings with the petitioners.

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Source from The Nation report 

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