Otunba Jimi Lawal has reacted to his suspension by a group of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, members in Ogun State.
Speaking through his Media Adviser, Austin Oniyokor, the recently elected candidate of the PDP’ in the state described his suspension as a ruse carried out by a defeated aspirant.
He said the Primary which produced Otunba Jimi Adebisi Lawal is in compliance with the court order which directed a fresh primary in the State.
Below is the statement
Re: Purported Suspension of Jimi Lawal, Others
The purported suspension of the just elected governorship candidate of the Ogun state PDP, Otunba Jimi Adebisi Lawal (JAL) is nothing but the weeping of a beaten and battered premature adult.
It is the case of the voice of Jacob but the hand of Esau.
To be sure, it is a sad commentary on our democracy and the rule of law that some lawless individuals could gather somewhere under the remote control of one of the aspirants who has just been defeated in the court-ordered governorship rerun to claim to have suspended party stalwarts for complying with subsisting court orders and judgments.
It is the irony of our political space and system that those who are contemptuous of valid and subsisting judgments and orders of court could turn round to claim that they have suspended law-abiding citizens.
Clearly, this contemptuous act cannot stand the test of time and the law. All their contemptuous acts will be taken before the court and the full weight of the law will be visited on them in due course.
Until then, we want to appeal to all our party leaders, elders, supporters and the general public to remain firm in the face of the needless provocation. This political gymnastics will soon pass like others before it.
Project Director, Jimi Adebisi Lawal Campaign Organization
17th October, 2022