The former commissioner for local government and chieftaincy affairs, Barr. Kolapo Alimi has reacted to his suspension by the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Alimi is a senior legislative aide to the Speaker, Federal House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and a former aide of Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, the former governor of Osun State.
His suspension was made known in a letter jointly signed by Elerinsi Ward 9, Irepodun South Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Erin-Osun.
In the suspension letter jointly signed by 18 wards executives, including the chairman; vice-chairman, and PRO; Adebayo Tajudeen; Ibiyemi Kayode, and Adebayo Abdulgafar respectively, Alimi was suspended for “various anti-party activities”.
“We reviewed the various anti-party activities of Barrister Kolapo Moruff Alimi and we concluded that he is due for suspension.
“As the elders and stakeholders of the party have been duly carried along and he is hereby suspended from the party, APC.” the letter read.
Among the eighteen ward executive officers who signed the suspension letter are Organizing Secretary, Ibrahim Saida; Ass Treasurer, Israel Pitter and Mruf Ajimoh, Ex officio 1, among others.
Meanwhile, while reacting in a phone interview with our correspondent on Friday afternoon, the former commissioner said, “I was not invited by any committee of the ward anywhere to come and defend myself of any allegation. I am not concerned because the Chairman of my ward is the immediate brother of S.A. on Sanitation for Governor Oyetola.
“I saw the news of my suspension on Facebook. I am waiting for them to serve me the letter of suspension personally. If they don’t send me any such letter by Monday, I will write them that I saw such news online.
“There is procedure for doing things. This is democracy. If they don’t send me personal letter by Monday, I will write a letter to the state chairman, zone, local and ward. They have to response. If they don’t, I will then take them to court.”