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Obanikoro fingered in plot to remove PDP Chairman

2015-05-13 15:14

Lagos - Embattled Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Tunji Shelle has accused the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs II, Musiliu Obanikoro of being the brain behind his purported removal by some party members, reports New Telegraph.

He noted that Obanikoro has not forgiven him since he rejected the planned rigging of the party’s primaries in favour of Obanikoro.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday in Lagos alongside other members of the state executive, Shelle said efforts were made to rig the primaries in Obanikoro’s favour but he stood his ground to prevent the illegalities.

Also read: Lagos PDP voids chairman's removal

He noted that Obanikoro has not put his defeat at the primaries behind him and his hell bent on removing him from office.

He described his purported removal from office as illegal and promised that necessary disciplinary action will be taken against those involved.

34 members of the party’s executive led by the state secretary,Wahab Owokoniran, had on Monday removed Shelle and consequently appointed the party’s vice-chairman, Owolabi Olohunoje, as his replacement.

Read more at New Telegraph.

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