The National Working Committee of Labour Party on Friday terminated the appointment of its acting National Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi, and dissolved the Ogun chapter of the party, over their alleged role in the expulsion of the Director General of Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Doyin Okupe.
Recall, that the NWC passed a vote of no-confidence on the leadership of its National Chairman, Julius Abure, having reviewed all the corruption allegations levelled against him and found him not capable.
Okupe and 10 members of the party were, therefore, removed by the leadership of the Ogun State Chapter of LP over alleged “non-financial membership status, political rascality and misappropriation of funds.”
These members include: deputy State Chairman II East, Jagun Lookman; State Women Leader, Oluwabukola Soyoye, ex-State Treasurer, Gbadebo Fesomade; State Publicity Secretary, Jide Amusan; State Youth Leader, Abdulmalik Olaleye; Assistant State Youth Leader, Adeshina Shojobi; Senatorial Women Leader Ogun East, Deborah Adewale; Assistant State Secretary, Olatunde Abolade, Abel Olaleye and Abayomi Collins.
However, after an emergency meeting of the NWC in Abuja, on Friday, the National Secretary of Labour Party, Umar Farouk, announced the sacking of the LP mouthpiece, dissolution of its state chapter in Ogun and suspension of its chairman and other executives.
According to him, the party can no longer condone such anti-party activities among its rank and file.
He said, “The acting National Publicity Secretary has been relieved of his appointment by the National Working Committee. A disciplinary committee has also been constituted to investigate his anti-party activities as a member of the Labour Party.
“The Ogun State chapter of the party has also been dissolved and the chairman and its exco suspended. A caretaker will be appointed to take care fo the party’s activities in the state. They will also be investigated by the disciplinary committee for anti-party activities.
“The NWC has also unanimously passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of the National Chairman, Julius Abure. Consequently, we call on the party members to adhere strictly to the provision of the Constitution and Code of Conduct of the party.
“We also call on the general public to have more confidence in the party as the leadership of the party is working very hard to ensure that we are not distracted. The bad elements and the Judas among us will be fished out gradually and punished in accordance with the Constitution of the party.
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