Dapo Ogungbenro has maintained that he remains the substantive Caretaker Chairman of the PDP South West Zone.
In a statement issued Tuesday, Ogungbenro admonished a certain group which released the fake news saying that the only authority which can remove him is the party’s National Working Committee, NWC.
“My attention has been drawn to a release from a group purportedly suspending me as the caretaker chairman of PDP in the South West. While by my nature and upbringing, I do not wish to trade words with people in puplic, particularly on issues that we can use internal mechanisms of our party to resolve ( if any), I strongly take exception to people arrogating to themselves, power that do not belong to them. So I state here that I remain the bonafide caretaker chairman of PDP in the South West, as they have no such powers. The only AUTHORITY that can suspend me is my appointing authority which is the NWC of our great party.”
Ogungbero says it is unfortunate at this time when the party should be pushing towards cohesiveness, some people in the PDP South West are busy sowing seeds of discord: “I wish to humbly add that when leaders of goodwill are running up and down to build the party for a good showing in coming elections, it is simply unfortunate that despite all entrieties, these set of people are bent on destroying the party, forgetting that “those who destroy to reach the top will meet destruction waiting for them”.
“I must remind all lovers of peace in the party too that these are the same people who blindly refused to team up with the leader of the party in the zone, His Excellency Seyi Makinde to move the party forward.”
The Chairman urged all party members to disregard these enemies of the progress of the party in the zone saying their wish to decimate the party will never come to pass:
“By God’s Grace, their wish to decimate the party will not come to pass. All loyal members of our great party should therefore ignore the press release and continue to work for the success of our party in future elections. While I, Dayo Ogungbenro remain the chairman of PDP in the South West, the sponsors of the release remain largely wishful thinkers.