Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: Ogun Labour Party Expels Daniel, Picks Guber Candidate

The festering crisis in the Ogun State chapter of Labour Party (LP) assumed a new dimension yesterday as the state executive announced the expulsion of former governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, from the party.

The party also placed four officers on 10 months suspension for alleged anti-party activities. They include the deputy state chairman, Michael Adegbola; deputy chairman of Ogun East Senatorial District, Okusanya Samson; deputy chairman, Ogun Central, Samuel Ayeni; and deputy chairman, Ogun West, John Laleye.

At a press conference held at the party secretariat in Adatan area of Abeokuta, the party leadership also said it has decided to pick a House of Representatives member, Abiodun Akinlade, as its governorship candidate for the 2015 general elections.

But in a swift reaction, three LP governorship aspirants, Alhaji Sarafa Tunji Isola, Prince Gboyega Isiaka and Mr Sina Kawonise, condemned the action of the party's leadership.

In a statement jointly signed by them, the trio insisted that Daniel was yet to join LP and that the adoption of a governorship candidate contravened the party's constitution.

They said: "Otunba Gbenga Daniel is still being persuaded and lobbied to join Labour Party in Ogun State and provide effective organisation/leadership accordingly."

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