The national leadership of the Action Democratic Party (ADP), on Friday said it has suspended the Oyo State Chairman of the party, Chief Folaranmi Owolabi over various offences ranging from anti-party activities, mis-apropiation of party’s funds and abuse of office to cause division and unhealthy rivalry within the rank and file of party faithfuls among others.
The party made this know via a statement signed by its National Vice Chairman (South West), Mr. Lati Arowosaye, a copy which was made available to Veloxnews Saturday morning.
Arowosaye in a letter of suspension addressed to Owolabi entitled “Letter of suspension”, dated Friday 11th January 2019, said he was directed by the leadership of the party to inform the former Chairman of the party in the state that he has been suspended from office as the Chairman of Action Democratic Party in Oyo state with immediate effect.
Arowosaye in the letter copies of which were also sent to the party’s B.O.T Chairman, ADP National Chairman, ADP Deputy National Chairman (South), ADP National Secretary, Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Director State Security Service, Oyo State, Oyo State Resident Electoral Commissioner also directed the embattled Chairman to handover all the property of the party to the State Working Committee.
The statement reads, “I am directed to inform you that you are hereby suspended from office as the Chairman of Action Democratic Party, Oyo state with immediate effect.
“Your suspension bothers on your noticeable anti-party activities.
“Mis-Appropriation of party funds. Unholy alliance with rival political parties. Divulging sensitive and classified information to rival political parties.
“Using your office to cause division and unhealthy rivalry within the rank and file of party faithfuls. Extorting candidates of the party for personal gains against the spirit of ethoes of the party constitution amongst many others.
“In view of the above, the leadership of the party has directed that you handover all the properties of the party in your possession to the State Working Committee who will await further instructions from the National peadership, while the Disciplinary Committee of the Party will look into the allegations levied against you.
“The general public is hereby put on notice to desist from taking or carrying out any official or financial transaction with and or on behalf of the Action Democratic Party with Mr Folaranmi Owolabi until further notice”.