By Evelyn Usman

The recent crisis rocking the leadership of the Campaign for Democracy, CD took a new dimension weekend, following the sack of its national executive council led by Comrade Abdul Usman Bako, by over 200 members of the group from various states and units of the federation .

In place of the sacked exco, a five-member Care Taker Committee to be headed by Comrade Raji Rasheed Oyewumi has been set up by CD members, with a charge to organize a national convention, with a view to electing new officers.

The group in an eight- point communiqué issued at the end of an emergency general meeting at its Idimu, Egbeda secretariat , Lagos, explained that its action followed an adoption of the report of a five-man investigative committee which probed activities of the sacked executive council.

The investigative committee headed by Comrade Kehinde Adeoye , accused the Bako led administration of alleged unconstitutional means to govern the group as well as abuse of office .

The CD in the communiqué signed by the Chairman , Care Taker Committee, Oyewunmi and the secretary, comrade Adaora Onwu , respectively, also condemned the recent action of Bako-led exco which had purportedly expelled the group’s National General Secretary, Prince Goodluck Obi.

Recall that an earlier communiqué issued at the end of an emergency meeting of the National Executive Council of the CD, held in Akure, Ondo State, on October 13, 2017, reportedly sacked Comrade Obi from his position , following the report of a three-man committee that allegedly investigated his recent activities.

But the latest communique described the exco’s action as unconstitutional, even as it commended Obi over what it described as gentle manner with which he conducted himself since the announcement of his expulsion via the mass media.

While endorsing the anti-corruption stance of the Buhari-led administration, members of the group clarified that the CD was not politically aligned to either the opposition People’s Democratic Party or the ruling All Progressives Congress, but explained that as Nigerians they believed in the effort of the present administration in its fight against corruption in the country.

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