Labour Party suspends spokesman, dissolves Ogun Exco


The Labour Party has sacked the party’s acting National Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi. Executives of the party in Ogun State were also relieved of their positions for alleged anti-party activities.

National Secretary Umar Farouk announced this to journalists on Friday in Abuja. He said the decision was reached at the end of the meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

Mr Farouk said some other resolutions were adopted at the meeting.

He added that a disciplinary committee has been constituted to investigate his alleged anti-party activities as a member of the party.

The party scribe said a caretaker committee would be appointed to take charge of the party’s activities in Ogun State pending further recommendations.

He said: “We appointed Arabambi to act as the publicity secretary of the party, he has not been expelled from the party.

“However, as a member of the party, a disciplinary committee will investigate his activities.

“This is based on his actions that have come out in the public for taking the party and its candidate to court to challenge a favourable judgement that the party and the candidates in Lagos and other places have received.

“That kind of action is actually viewed as anti-party activity and he has compromised his position as the spokesperson of the party and hence can never be trusted to speak on behalf of the party.’’

Mr Farouk said that the NWC has called on the party members to adhere strictly to the provision of its constitution and the code of conduct of the party.

He also called on the public to have more confidence in the party, adding that its leadership was working to ensure that they were not distracted.

Mr Farouk urged: “We are calling on the public to disregard any negative information being spread by some disgruntled elements.”