1st December, 2022
Doyin Okupe, the Director General of Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council was on Thursday expelled from the party at his home state of Ogun State.
)Okupe was expelled alongside 10 other members, Labour Party Ogun chairman said at a press conference in Abeokuta.
Ashade said Okupe and the other expelled members had breached the Labour Party constitution.
The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Abayomi Arabambi and the State Secretary, Feyisola Michael were also present at the press conference.
Ashade said Okupe, having failed to pay his membership dues for the last six months of joining the party, has forfeited his membership of the party and is no longer fit and competent to continue to act as the DG of the Presidential Campaign Council.
Ashade said Okupe and 10 others have run afoul of the article 9(3) sub(iii) and Article 9(3)xi the LP constitution and thereby, ceased to be party members.
He also accused Okupe of financial recklessness with respect to funds approved for the Ogun LP state on the mobilisation of members for the Oyo State rally held last week at Ibadan.
He said, “Okupe has polarised the party in Ogun State with his crops of PDP dissidents and political liabilities who are only using Labour Party to revive their not only irredeemable dead political and financial lives but has successfully stole all that is available in LP.
“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.
“We hereby notify our National Chairman Bar Julius ABURE and Labour Party Presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, that its expedient to obey the constitution of Labour party by immediately appointing another DG for the PCC, and that should come from the North to reflect federal characters 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.”