76 days to the 2023 general elections, the Labour Party on Friday said it has sacked its National Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi.
nr reports that the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) which took the decision, also dissolved the executives of the Ogun State chapter of the party.
The Labour Party Ogun executives were involved in alleged anti-party activities.
Arabambi had insisted that the Director-General (DG) of the presidential campaign council of the party, Doyin Okupe, is not a member of the party.
This newspaper recalls that Arabambi had been involved in a running battle with Okupe, an ally of the Labour Party’s presidential flag-bearer, Peter Obi.
Also, there has been controversy in the party in Ogun State over the membership status of Okupe.
The state chapter had last Thursday announced the sack of Okupe and 10 others for allegedly not paying membership fees, high-handedness and financial recklessness.
According to the Labour Party’s state chairperson, Michael Ashade, the affected persons contravened Article 9(3) sub(iii) and Article 9(3) (xi) of the party’s constitution and thereby ceased to be party members.
However, the National Secretary of the party, Farouk Ibrahim, declared Ashade’s pronouncement concerning Okupe as null and void.