Deji Adeyanju, human rights activist and communications expert, has resigned from the ‘Our Mumu Don Do’ coalition, alleging that his partner, Charles Oputa, aka Charly Boy, betrayed him and their cause while he was locked up for 78 days in prison. Announcing his resignation on Wednesday afternoon, Adeyanju tweeted, “Dear Nigerians, I have resigned my membership of Our Mumu Don Do. I no longer have confidence in the leader of the movement, Charly Boy. He betrayed the cause while I was away in prison and compromised with the oppressors. Thank you.”
Adeyanju and Charly Boy organized scores of protests against the Buhari government between 2016 and 2018 including one at the Wuse Market, Abuja in which they were almost lynched by Buhari supporters. He also led a protest at the National Assembly on the day operatives of the Department of State Services laid siege to the Assembly. Adeyanju has been arrested over five times within the same period having been accused of murder and other offences many believed were trumped up.
Mr Deji Adeyanju, born in 1979, grew up in the northern part of the country for decades, where he attended his early and secondary education. While studying at Bayero University, Kano, in the 2000s, Mr Adeyanju was arrested and charged with murder alongside three others. He hails from Ayere community in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi state, north central Nigeria.
As a grassroots politician, his people are rest assured that their genuine “interest” which is always the permanent thing in politics will be well protected and represented. He is a dogged, articulate and fearless communications expert, attributes that have led many to regard him in high esteem and look up to him as the face of the new opposition in Nigeria’s politics.
A businessman who runs a private Media firm “Who is Who” that consults for many politicians and that has also recorded tremendous successes on many fronts, his intellectual sleeves are many and they include international trainings and courses abroad on New Media, one of the most outstanding being the Professional Certificate Course on New Media and Political Awareness at Albion College, London (2012), and London Graduate School (2013).
He has also written many articles on the many political happenings in the country, fearlessly challenging the dictatorship of the current ruling party. He is a public commentator and a member of the British Association of Lecturers in English for Academic Purposes. He is also the publisher of the book: “Sam Ode”: Lessons to the Youth of my Generation”.
Having served in various capacities in the party, he worked in the previous administration of Goodluck Jonathan and was one of the leading voices that defended and campaigned for the former president during the last presidential election. He also worked as an Administrative Staff at the 2011 PDP Presidential Campaign Organization and was also a Member of the 2015 Media Committee of the party’s Campaign Organization.
This is in addition to the fact that he has worked with various members of the party’s leadership in the past and was an aide to two former national Chairmen including the immediate past Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, who he served as aide on New Media. He coordinated an army of social media influencers and supporters of the party during the last presidential election.
His mobilization skills, effective management of human and other vital resources cannot be over emphasized. An unequivocal faithful party man, he stood and is still standing with the party even when the chips were down in the PDP after the 2015 election mishap coupled with unprecedented political clamp down on the party by the ruling party which prompted many political juggernauts to go into compulsory hibernation.
He has, however, remained vocally unwavering and steadfast. He has been in the fore front of political progress in PDP and has been on ground for every single election PDP participated in ranging from LGA to Governorship elections no matter the distance and inconvenience with a mandate of ensuring that PDP does not only win the elections but also the confidence of the citizenry. In this regard, he has remained a success story.
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Source: gistreel.com, nairaland.com