Militant junior doctor booted out of BMA is quietly let back in
Militant junior doctor booted out of BMA following outrage over his ‘white supremacist patriarchy’ rants is quietly let back into union
- Dr Kayode Oki was last month removed from the BMA’s ruling council
- But he was allowed back into the fold just 11 days later after an investigation
An outspoken junior doctor booted out of his union after sensationally claiming we live in a ‘white supremacist patriarchy’ has been quietly accepted back.
Dr Kayode Oki was suspended from the British Medical Association’s ruling council last month, hours after sparking fury with a string of outrageous tweets — including one that said white women ‘scare me’.
The self-professed ‘troublemaker’ also attacked members of his own profession for their ‘willingness to prop up white supremacist rhetorics’.
The militant union, which has brought the NHS to a standstill with a series of strikes, removed Dr Oki from his position ‘with immediate effect’ and revealed he was under investigation following a complaint.
Officials have never confirmed what prompted their sudden decision, claiming the details were confidential.
Dr Kayode Oki was last month removed from the British Medical Association’s (BMA) ruling council after sparking fury with a string of outrageous tweets — including one that said white women ‘scare me’
The self-professed ‘troublemaker’ also attacked members of his own profession for their ‘willingness to prop up white supremacist rhetorics’
Dr Oki, far right at a junior doctors’ strike action in London on March 13, has also tweeted that he refused to ‘listen to podcasts or read books by white men’, that ‘racism is a rite of passage for white teens’ and that ‘we are existing under’ a ‘cis-het white patriarchy’
Yet it happened shortly after Dr Oki’s old tweets re-surfaced and the consequential outrage, which saw one MP decry his comments as ‘total nonsense’.
Now, it can be revealed that he was allowed back into the fold just 11 days later after it was ruled that he had not damaged the BMA’s reputation.
A spokesperson said: ‘The panel carefully considered the relevant information and concluded suspension was no longer required in this instance and therefore Dr Oki was able to return to BMA business with immediate effect.’
Yet the full investigation into the complaint made about Dr Oki is ongoing.
MailOnline understands that could see him still booted off the ruling council, if the investigation rules that tougher sanctions are needed.
Young medics were furious at Dr Oki’s original suspension, starting a petition which was signed by thousands desperate to reverse the decision.
Dr Oki, who studied at the University of Dundee, has previously stood as deputy chair of BMA medical students committee
He also personally attacked fellow doctors for their ‘willingness to prop up white supremacist rhetoric on Twitter
Dr Oki also claimed those from Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds ‘are sometimes the biggest purporters of white supremacy’
According to unearthed tweets from 2021, he has also accused white women of being ‘scary’ and stealing ideas from black people
His comments have provoked fury among Conservative MPs who slammed the ‘divisive’ BMA for promoting Mr Oki’s ‘radical comments’
The junior doctor has also appeared as a panellist on the British Medical Journal’s podcast Sharp Scratch for medical students and junior doctors
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Unearthed tweets of Dr Oki’s also showed he once told his followers that he refused to ‘listen to podcasts or read books by white men’.
He also described ‘racism as a rite of passage for white teens’ and claimed we exist under a ‘cis-het white patriarchy’. Cis-het refers to a person who is heterosexual and identifies with their birth gender.
Regarding the lifting of his suspension, Dr Oki told the British Medical Journal: ‘I am glad to be back.’
He admitted he was ‘touched by the outpouring of public support’, which saw media reports of his claims branded ‘racist’.
Dr Oki, a foundation year one doctor, added: ‘There’s a lot of learning and work to be done on racial literacy in the UK and in particular the medical community.’ He vowed to ‘play a part’ in such changes.
He did not respond to MailOnline’s request for comment, made through the BMA.
Before his suspension, he told The Sun that he was ‘disappointed’ his personal views were ‘taken without the context such complex subject areas deserve’.
Dr Oki, who studied at the University of Dundee, tweeted days later: ‘I was elected on a platform of being a “troublemaker” and happy to speak truth to power.
‘These tweets got me elected. They are not new. The context of these tweets regard me standing up for other people. There is a lot of learning to do regarding race and sexism.’
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