Labour Party Sacks National Publicity Secretary, Dissolves Ogun Excos ahead of 2023 Elections

Labour Party Sacks National Publicity Secretary, Dissolves Ogun Excos ahead of 2023 Elections

  • The Labour Party on Friday, December 9, sacked its national spokesman, Abayomi Arabambi, over alleged anti-party activities
  • Umar Farouk, the National Secretary of the LP, announced the sacking of the LP spokesperson after an emergency meeting of the NWC
  • The Ogun executives were also dissolved over the role they played in the purported expulsion of the DG of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Doyin Okupe

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FCT, Abuja - The Labour Party has sacked its acting National Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi, ahead of the 2023 general elections.

The party’s National Working Committee which took the decision on Friday, December 9, also dissolved the executives of the Ogun state chapter of the party.

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The Labour Party announced the sack of its National Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi, on Friday, December 9. Photo credit: @NgLabour
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The LP’s Ogun executives were reportedly accused of being involved in alleged anti-party activities.

According to The Punch, the Ogun executives were dissolved over the role they played in the purported expulsion of the Director General of Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Doyin Okupe.

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Recall that Okupe and 10 members of the party were removed by the leadership of the Ogun state chapter of LP over alleged “non-financial membership status, political rascality and misappropriation of funds.”

The LP national chairman, Julius Abure, however, dismissed Okupe's sacking as “fake news.”

Abure said that the state executives had no locus standi to remove him.

LP's NWC passes vote of confidence on Abure

Meanwhile, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the LP has passed a vote of confidence in the leadership of its embattled national chairman, Abure.

The NWC said it has reviewed all the corruption allegations levelled against him and found him not capable.

But rising from an emergency meeting of the NWC in Abuja, the National Secretary of the Labour Party, Umar Farouk, announced the sacking of the LP spokesperson, dissolution of its state chapter in Ogun and suspension of its chairman and other executives.

Farouk said the party can no longer condone such anti-party activities among its rank and file.

According to him, a disciplinary committee has also been constituted to investigate the spokesman's anti-party activities as a member of the Labour Party.

Labour Party chieftain reveals what can stop Peter Obi from winning

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Umar Farouk, the LP national secretary said only Nigerians can stop his party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, from winning the 2023 elections.

Farouk made this assertion when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday, December 8.

“That is the docility of Nigerians not to select good leaders. If Nigerians feel that they want to continue with the old order, that they don’t want a good leader, a leader that is going to salvage the situation that is up to them," Farouk said when asked what could stop the former governor of Anambra state from winning the 2023 presidential election.

Source: Legit.ng

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