The Ogun State chapter of the Labour Party has recommended the expulsion of eight executive members of the party including its former Acting National Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi, the State Chairman, Michael Ashade and six others over alleged anti-party activities.
In a statement by the state Publicity Secretary of the party, Tokunbo Peters, the party stated that the recommendation was due to various alleged anti-party activities carried out by the affected executive members of the party.
According to Peters, the recommendation has been communicated formally to the National Secretariat of the Party last week.
He said Arabambi and Ashade were recently suspended by their Wards and Local Government areas executive members in the State and were later recommended for expulsion from the Party by the State Exco of the party.
Others recommended for expulsion included former State Secretary, State Organising Secretary, State Auditor and State Financial Secretary, Feyisayo Michael, Tosin Meadows, Seun Ogunyemi and Lizzy Oliseh-Samuel respectively.
The statement reads: Their suspension and recommendation for expulsion which was communicated formally to the National Secretariat of the Party last week was premised on various anti party activities engaged in by Messers Abayomi Arabambi, Michael Ashade and their cohorts to destabilise, factionalise and bring the Party into disrepute acting as sponsored Agents of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
“The suspension and recommendation for expulsion of Mr Arabambi, Ashade and their cohorts was made known today in a statement released in Abeokuta by Tokunbo Peters, Publicity Secretary of the party in Ogun state.
“The statement further disclosed that before their eventual suspension, several warnings and cautions were given to make them to refrain from their anti party activities, especially through a peace and reconciliatory meeting which was mediated by a frontline Elder statesman.
“But rather than turn a new leaf, Arabambi and his cohorts became more recalcitrant and belligerent to satisfy their paymasters in the ruling APC.
“The party under the able leadership of both Peter Obi and Julius Abure, Presidential Candidate and National Chairman respectively, is now firmly in the grips of committed professionals and conscious youths, who have now repositioned the party as a formidable force in Nigeria and therefore can now favourably compete for all elective political offices in the country.
“The party admonished the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in Ogun state to desist from relating with Michael Ashade and his cohorts, as they no longer hold any executive positions in Labour Party.”