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Setback for Obi as Labour party Expels DG presidential campaign council, Okupe

Setback for Obi as Labour party Expels DG presidential campaign council, Okupe

Setback for Obi as Labour party Expels DG presidential campaign council, Okupe

By Odunayo Odeja

The Director General of the Labour party Presidential Campaign Council, Dr Doyin Okupe, has been expelled from the party.

Okupe was expelled for failure to perform his financial membership status in the past six months contrary to the dictate of the party’s Constitution.

It 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, where they called for the emergence of a new director general of Northern extraction to reflect the national character and political balance.

Okupe was dismissed alongside Abayomi Collins, Abel Olaleye, Jagun Lookman, Olori Oluwabukola Soyoye, Gbadebo Fesomade (former State Treasurer), and Abdulmalik Olaleye (former State Youth Leader)

The rest are Jide Amusan( former State Publicity Secretary), Adeshina Wasiu Shojobi (former Asst State Youth Leader), Deborah Adewale, (former Senatorial Women Leader Ogun East), and Olatunde Abolade (former Asst State Secretary)

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The party’s state chairman said, “Article 9(3) iii of our Party’s Constitution states as follows: ‘only members who pay their monthly membership dues at prescribed rates shall be deemed to be bonafide members of the party. Arrears of dues of up to six months shall lead to forfeiture of membership.

“Despite repeated demands from various meetings I had with Dr Doyin Okupe regarding his mandatory constitutional requirements to fulfil membership status, he has failed woefully in this regard with others to disobey the Constitution of the Labour party flagrantly.

“In line with article 19(3) of the Labour Party constitutional provision, we declare that Dr Doyin Okupe, having failed in the payment of his membership dues for the last six months of joining the party, has forfeited his membership of the party and no longer fit and competent to continue to act as the DG of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).

“We hereby notify our National Chairman, Bar Julius Abure and Labour Party Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, that it’s expedient to obey the Constitution of the party by immediately appointing another DG for the PCC and that should come from the North to reflect Federal Characters and political balance.”

He said their action has become imperative to enforce discipline and internal democracy as he accused Okupe of polarising the Labour Party in the South-West state.

Setback for Obi as Labour party Expels DG presidential campaign council, Okupe

 

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