The New Nigeria Peoples Party has announced the removal of Prince Ademola Ayoade as South-West chairman of the party.
The removal of Ayoade was announced in a communiqué made available to journalists in Ibadan on Thursday by the Secretary of the party in the zone, Mr. Babatunde Oke.
The party said the removal of the chairman was necessary because an internal dispute mechanism activated to caution Ayoade failed.
According to a communiqué signed by all six South-West state chairmen and some party leaders following a zonal meeting in Ibadan, the decision was made after a vote of no confidence was passed on him.
They explained that the decision was arrived at after following due process in removing the chairman and stated that the process was done from Ward 4 in Ibarapa East Local Government Area of Oyo State and the decision was transmitted to the state leadership, where he was removed as chairman.
The communiqué further noted that the decision was taken by the party chairmen from Oyo, Ogun, Lagos, Ondo, Osun, and Ekiti and some leaders in the zone.
The communiqué read, “On the 12th of October, 2023, the South-West Executives of our Party, the six state chairmen from Oyo, Ogun, Lagos, Ondo, Osun, and Ekiti and some leaders in the zone met in Ibadan to discuss some fundamental issues bothering them about the coming general elections and the South-West interest.
“Having received copies of the resolution on the removal of Prince Ademola Ayoade as South-West Chairman by his ward, local government and state, council considered it expedient after a careful study of the report and its sensitivity to ratify the decision on the removal of the erstwhile zonal chairman and on the same note approved the nomination of the formal South-West ex-officio from Oyo State as Acting Zonal Chairman as well as that of Honourable Ayobami Idowu as South-West ex officio from Oyo State.
“The decision will soon be transmitted to the National Working Committee of our party and other relevant stakeholders.
“In line with the foregoing, the South-West leadership of the New Nigeria Peoples Party wishes to inform the general public that Prince Ayoade Ademola is no longer the chairman of our party in the South-West. The new chairman is Alhaji Olayiwola Musbau who is to lead the zone in acting capacity.”