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Osun Labour Party suspends 13 members for allegedly attending a meeting to create a faction to jeopardise Peter Obi's petition
From: News Editor
Fri, 16 Jun 2023   ||   Nigeria,

The Labour Party in Osun state has approved the suspension of the National Legal Adviser, Mr Samuel Akingbade, and the state Women Leader, Mrs Susan Ojo, for attempting to create a faction.

Addressing journalists on Thursday, June 15, Osun LP chairman, Adebayo Bello said the state exco also suspended 11 local government chairmen of the party for attending a meeting called to create a faction.

The suspended party members are accused of having plans to jeopardise the petition of the LP presidential candidate in the 2023 General Elections, Mr. Peter Obi, against the victory of President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Bello said;

“The intention is to create parallel structures at the National level and the states to lend support to the dirty agenda of scuttling the legal struggle of reclaiming the mandate of Mr. Peter Obi and Dr. Datti Baba-Ahmed in the 2023 Presidential election. We observe that if the activities of these undemocratic persons are not checked on time, it will either weaken the Labour Party structure in Osun or collapse it totally.

“Barr. Samuel Akingbade (National Legal Adviser), Mrs. Susan Ojo (State Women Leader) and 11 chairmen of the Local Government of our party in Osun State who participated in a meeting organised by the National Legal Adviser and suspended State Woman Leader are hereby suspended from the party indefinitely.

“These members stand suspended for anti-party activities and gross misconduct. This decision will be forwarded to the National Working Committee of the Labour Party and other relevant bodies including all security agencies for further actions.”

Bello assured members of the party that they would continue working towards ensuring that LP remains a united and formidable political platform capable of producing visionary and transformational leaders.


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