The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Tuesday expelled a governorship aspirant of the party in Ogun State, Otunba Jimi Lawal for gross misconduct, forgery, anti-party activities and disobedience to party constitution.
Lawal’s expulsion followed a recommendations by a disciplinary committee, set up by the NWC and the National Executive Committee (NEC) headed by Mr. Tola Odulaja
Others expelled alongside Lawal are, Muyiwa Odebiyi, Moruf Olajide and Ademola Ojoye.
Lawal, a former aide to Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai joined the Ogun PDP governorship race in April, 2022.
Addressing journalists at the PDP secretariat in Abeokuta, Odulaja said their expulsion was in accordance with the party’s constitutional provision.
he explained that the committee, set up in February, 2022 by the NWC recommended their expulsion following Lawal’s disobedience to the party by organizing ‘illegal’ rerun governorship primary.