The embattled chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party chairman, Osun State chapter, Hon. Olasoji Adagunodo has called the buff of the national executive for asking him to step down saying that he remained the party’s boss in the state.
Adagunodo claimed that he was yet to receive any official letter from the National Secretariat of the party formalising his alleged indictment.
Adagunodo made this known on Saturday in a statement he signed and made available to AMILOADED in Osogbo.
He asked party members to ignore some media reports that he was asked to step down adding that the social media news which source is still shrouded in secrecy cannot be taken seriously.
“My dear party members, leaders and the general public, I find it necessary to write you again on my purported stepping aside from the office of PDP State Chairman and state that as at the time of this release I have not received any official letter from the National Headquarters of the Party, I only read it on the social media as you all did.”
“Also, in the purported letter, it was alleged that some of my colleagues wrote a petition against me, I also want you to know that I am not aware of any such petition. I wish to let you know that I have responded to the only petition which I was served with and the fact finding panel that came to investigate the matter found my defense useful.”
“Based on the foregoing, I wish to state as follows:
That up till now nobody has been appointed as acting Chairman officially, if any let the person make available the original copy of his letter of appointment upon which he intends to assume office.
That the PDP members in Osun state are hereby advised to ignore the purported letter in circulation as no official communication from National headquarters had reached me.
That the Nigerian Security Agencies are hereby placed on notice to act promptly against any forceful attempt to take over the Osun State PDP Secretariat to avoid breakdown of law and order
That members of the public are also advised to disregard any purported letter asking me to step aside.”
Meanwhile, some members on Friday made the Vice Chairman of the party, Hon Sunday Akanfe Atilade the acting chairman of the party.
Akanfe promised to galvanise mobilisation of members towards the next governorship election in the state. He said his mission is primarily to restore PDP to power on Osun.