"Bye bye Doyin"!

This simple, clear and direct message was contained in a statement signed by the State Publicity Secretary of the party, Bolaji Adeniji, on Tuesday.

Adeniji said Okupe's absence would be inconsequential, as he is not known for any fundamental ideology.

Adeniji notes that Okupe was trying to embarrass the party, especially with his “wild and unpatriotic remarks” adding that “Okupe’s statements smacks of an elder who does not know the limits of talking and goofs irredeemably.”

The statement reads in part: “Okupe in his statement noted that the future of the party may not be significantly affected whichever way the judgement of the Supreme Court goes.

“We find this unfortunate because it shows that he is one of those who do not mean well for the party. It is shameful that at a time when relevant stakeholders such as governors, senators, BOT members and other loyal members, have resolved to forge ahead in unity irrespective of the Apex Court decision, an Okupe is a lone voice, steeped in negativity and backwardness.

“The people are united and working hard towards electoral success in 2019. That some persons decided to form a social group to push the personal ambition of their sponsors, does not translate to factionalisation and we will not allow Okupe to legitimise the aberrant and rebellious activities of some of our members.”