The Labour Party (LP) in Ogun state has revoked the membership of Doyin Okupe, director-general of the party’s presidential campaign council.
Speaking on Thursday at a media briefing in Abeokuta, the Ogun capital, Michael Ashade, LP chairman in the state, said Okupe and 10 party members have ceased to be part of the party because they have not paid their membership dues for six months.
The chairman said with the development, Okupe is no longer competent to continue as the director-general of the LP presidential campaign.
“Therefore, 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),” Ashade said.
“We hereby notify our national chairman, barrister Julius Abure, and Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, that it’s expedient to obey the constitution of the Labour Party by immediately appointing another DG for the PCC, and that should come from the north to reflect federal character and political balance.
“We challenge Dr. Doyin Okupe to provide evidence of any payment in respect of membership dues prior to today into any bank account of the party.”
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