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The crisis rocking the Labour Party (LP) on Friday took another dimension with the National Working Committee (NWC) suspending the Ogun chapter Chairman, Michael Ashade.
The national leadership of the party also suspended Ogun excos.
The NWC also relieved the National Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi of his duties for alleged sabotage and anti-party activities.
National Secretary of the Labour Party, Umar Farouk Ibrahim disclosed these in a communique read to journalists on Friday in Abuja after a meeting of the NWC.
The communique reads: “The NWC held its meeting today 9th December 2022. The following resolution was adopted.
“The Ag. National publicity secretary was relieved of his Ag. Appointment by the NWC.
“Disciplinary Committee has been constituted to investigate his anti-party activities as a member of the party.
“The Ogun State chairman and the Exco have been Suspended. A caretaker should be appointed to take charge of the party’s activities in the state pending the recommendation of the Disciplinary committee set up to investigate their anti-Party activities.
“The NWC has unanimously passed a vote of Confidence on the leadership of the National Chairman Barr. Julius Abure.”
The national publicity secretary, Arabambi couldn’t be reached for comments.
He didn’t answer calls placed to his mobile number when our reporter contacted him.
Ogun chapter of the Labour Party had on Dec 1, expelled Doyin Okupe, Director-General of the Presidential Campaign Council of the party on the ground of his failure to perform his financial membership status in the past six months contrary to the dictates of the party’s constitution.
They announced his dismissal alongside ten others from the party in the state.
The move was part of the resolutions reached at the end of a meeting held at the party’s secretariat in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Thursday December 1, 2022 where they called for the emergence of a new director general of Northern extraction to reflect the national character and political balance.
But the national headquarters through the party’s National Secretary had called their bluff, saying the party remained strong and united.
Umar said: “The party has an internal conflict resolution mechanism of handling cases against party members as enshrined in the party’s constitution.”
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