The Social Democratic Party SDP, in Oyo State has suspended its governorship candidate in the March 18 election, Michael Lana and the party secretary, Idowu Owokoya, for anti-party activities.
The letter for the suspension was addressed to the National headquarters in Abuja, on Friday, and was signed by the state chairman, Michael Okunlade.
OYO NEWS reports that the Gubernatorial candidate of the party, Michael Lana stepped down for Governor Seyi Makinde, few days to the March 18, 2023 elections.
This led to a major disagreement between the executive of the party and Lana over who to collapse the structure of the SDP for between Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party and Teslim Folarin of the All Progressives Congress in the state.
A copy of the letter which was obtained on Sunday in Ibadan, read, “After reviewing the activities of Lana, the governorship candidate in the just concluded general election and the secretary of the party during and after the elections, the whole house resolved as follows:
“That Lana be suspended from the party for anti-party activities. The state secretary, Owokoya, be suspended for indiscipline and insubordination.
“In line with the party’s constitution, we therefore wish to forward the resolution of the party for your office approval to suspend both Lana and Owokoya. The party also resolved that Ajibola Adeniyi of Lagelu Local Government Area under the Oyo Central secretarial district should replace Owokoya in acting capacity.
“The meeting was held on March 31, 2023, in our state office. It comprises members of state executives and the local government chairmen.”