The Director General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has been expelled from the party.
Okupe was expelled on Thursday by the Ogun State chapter of the party over alleged non-financial membership status, high-handedness and financial recklessness.
He was expelled along 10 others members.
Ogun State chairman of Labour Party, Michael Ashade, made the disclosure in Abeokuta, stating that Okupe and 10 others breached the party’s constitution
Ashade brief the media on the development along with the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Abayomi Arabambi, and the State Secretary, Feyisola Michael.
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 it’s 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.”