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I Have Forgiven My Detractors – Shelle??

Posted: May 16, 2015 at 6:25 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Temidayo Akinsuyi,  Lagos

Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Lagos State chapter, Chief Tunji Shelle, has restated his commitment towards an enduring peace in the party, saying he has forgiven all those who plotted his removal from office on Monday.

He therefore called on well-meaning members of the party to unite and join hands together towards reclaiming the mandate of the party at the tribunal.

A group, led by the Acting State Secretary of the party, Wahab Owokoniran, stormed the State secretariat of the party on Monday and announced the impeachment of Shelle “for mismanaging campaign funds and manipulating the party’s primaries”. He was replaced by Kamal Olorunoje in acting capacity.

The move was condemned by key stakeholders of the party which include Chief Olabode George, Adegbola Dominic and other leaders of the party.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Saturday Independent, Shelle who took control of the secretariat on Tuesday said he believe the Owokoniran-led group were being sponsored by one aspirant who is still feeling embittered by the outcome of the governorship primary which was won by Jimi Agbaje.
“I know they have a sponsor. Their sponsor lost in the primary. And now that the election is over, they want to hit back at me. They want to hijack the party structures so they can be in control or work for APC. They find me a very tough person to handle. And they think they can use a kangaroo approach to remove me from office but they don’t have the power to do that”.

“The National Headquaters don’t recognise them. If they have any grouse or complaints, they should have given me the opportunity to defend myself but they never did that.  I only learnt they called a press conference while I was at the South West meeting of the party in Oyo state.
“As far as I am concerned, I am still in charge as the state chairman of the party. I appealed to all our members to remain calm as the situation is under control. I bear no grudge against anybody and I have forgiven all those who took part in the plot. I remain fully loyal and committed to the PDP cause” he said.