Explusion of Doyin Okupe from Labour Party is null and void – National Secretary

Explusion of Doyin Okupe from Labour Party is null and void - National Secretary

National Secretary of Labour Party, Umar Farouk, on Friday, December 2, said the expulsion of the Director General of Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Doyin Okupe, by Ogun state chapter of the party, is ‘null and void.’

Farouk told newsmen that Ogun chapter of the party did not follow the disciplinary procedures of the Labour Party before arriving at the decision to revoke Okupe’s membership.

He also said a committee has been set up to investigate and bring the respective exco members behind Okupe’s expulsion to book.

The National Secretary of the party said;

“The Ogun state chapter has acted outside its constitutional jurisdiction. The party has internal conflict resolution mechanism of handling cases against parties as enshrined in the party’s constitution.

Doyin Okupe and 11 others expelled from Labour Party

“Therefore, the suspension of Dr Doyin Okupe from the party by the Ogun state chapter is null and void. He still remains a card carrying member of the Labour Party and the director-general of the presidential campaign council.

“The Ogun chapter fell short on contacting the party. Our constitution has enshrined in it, conflict resolution mechanism and disciplinary procedures.

“Before you discipline any member of the party, there are certain procedures that you have to follow — by querying and other procedures — and that has not been followed.

“No complaint has been written by the state chapter or his ward to the local government, to even the state, to indict any of the members.

“So, we are not unaware of what is going on, but we know we are telling you categorically that the national headquarters of the party is not aware of they are doing.

“They are doing it on their own and we are going to set up a committee. The NWC will sit down, set up a committee and then appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against the perpetrators in the state excos.”

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