Written by:Kunle Oderemi


SECURITY agencies may have begun investigations into the leadership crisis rocking the Mega Progressive Peoples Party (MPPP), one of the parties that fielded candidates in the 2015 elections.

Indications to this followed a petition by the national chairman of the party, Honourable Oludare Falade and national secretary, Honourable Douglas Ojobo to the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA), the Directorate of Security service (DSS), Inspector General of Police and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

In the document, a copy which was made available to Sunday Tribune, the petitioners accused a group of partymen led by Olayinka Akanni and Alhaji Akinola engaging in anti-party activities capable of creating tension in the land.

They claimed that the duo had been parading themselves as the national leaders of the MPP before the INEC without due authorisation by the constitutional constituted National Executive Committee of the party.

The petitioner explained that contrary to the alleged claim by both men, the present party leadership at the national level MPPP national leadership remained intact, as neither the chairman nor secretary had been placed on suspension, coupled with an affirmation by a court of appropriate jurisdiction of the February 4, 2014 MPPP nation convention.

They accused the duo of a deliberate attempt to undermine the judgment of a Lagos High Court warning the INEC against “dealing with any other group other than the recognized body headed by Honourable Oludare Falade as the MPP national chairman and Honourable Ojobo as the national secretary.”

The petitioner urged the operatives and INEC to call the group of party men to order because the action of the group was an affront to the supreme organs of the party- National Working Committee and NEC.

“Though we have reported the activities of these people to the INEC and the IGP, we are calling on other security agencies like the NSA and the DSS director general to investigate the matter.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the NWC/NEC of the MPP have absolute confidence in the leadership of Honourable Oludara Falade and Honourable Douglas Ojobo and we urged the INEC to disregard the activities of the group led by Mr Olayinka Akanni,” they stated.

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