SDP Southwest leaders reject Agunloye’s appointment

Southwest leaders Social Democratic Party (SDP) they have rejected the appointment of Olu Agunloye as interim National Secretary of the party. The leaders made this known in a statement Friday in Akure by their spokesman, Dele Ogunbamerun, who is also the chairman of the party’s Ondo state chapter. They stated that Mr. Agunloye, former Minister of State for Defense (Navy), had been suspended by his ward (District 10) in Akoko North West Local Government Area in Ondo State for alleged anti-partisan activities. Party leaders pointed out that Mr. Agunloye’s alleged involvement in anti-party activities and disregard for the party’s constitution were not acceptable, necessitating his suspension. The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that Mr. Agunloye, who had resigned as Acting National President, has been appointed Acting National Secretary of the party. The embattled chieftain and former energy and steel minister said his resignation was to strengthen the party’s chances ahead of the 2023 general election. Party leaders, however, said Mr. Agunloye’s appointment as party national secretary was void following his suspension. However, the leaders praised the party for appointing Sheu Musa Gabam as interim national president pending its next congress. “We welcome the emergence of Alhaji Musa Gabam as National President from the position of National Secretary in the absence of the National Vice Presidents and after noting Agunloye’s voluntary resignation. “Agunloye’s appearance as Acting National Secretary is based on a flawed motive, an insult to the SDP Constitution and an embarrassment to the party faithful in Ondo State. “Agunloye has been duly suspended and cannot be appointed to any office while his suspension remains in effect,” party leaders said. They urged party leaders to save it from further embarrassment and give the Southwest a chance to nominate a “suitable candidate” for the post of national secretary. “While the resignation is allowed in the SDP constitution, the exchange is not part of our constitution. “The resolution in the National Executive Council (NEC) is that since a presidential candidate comes from the southern part of the country, all party positions for the north in the current zoning arrangements must go to the south and vice versa. “The implication of this is that what moves is the position and not the individual, and it can only be done during the congress. “Now that Dr. Agunloye has resigned, he is neither the national president nor the national secretary,” they stated. (YAYA) Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; SDP Southwest leaders reject Agunloye’s appointment