PRESS RELEASE: The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Labour Party has suspended two dissenting members of the Party in Ogun State; Comrades Femi Abayomi Onigbinde and Olaposi Oginni. Both were also ordered to appear before the disciplinary Committee of the Party in the State on Monday 17th of February, 2014 to show cause on appearance why they should not be recommended to the National Convention of the Party for expulsion.
In a letter signed by the National Secretary of the Party, Alhaji. A. A. Salam, (Bardeen Paiko), the duo of Onigbinde and Oginni were also suspended from all Party activities until further notice in exercise of the powers of the National Working Committee (NWC) under article 13:3(8) (i) (v) page 15 of the Party’s Constitution.
The charges made against the factional leaders include: breach of the provision of constitution by assuming falsely official Party titles, giving wrong, false and misleading information to organs of the Party in Ogun State, causing to be publicised Party related grievances without exhausting all avenues of settlement and taking the Party and its officials to court without following the laid down procedures under the constitution.
They were also accused to have conducted themselves in a manner likely to embarrass the Party or bring it into hatred, contempt, ridicule, or disrepute in whatever manner, disobedience and negligence in carrying out lawful directives of the Party and its officers and flouting the decision of the Party continuously by issuing unauthorised Press releases which attack the character and reputation of leaders of the party in the State.
By this suspension, Femi Onigbinde and Olaposi Oginni have been warned to desist from any Party activity in Ogun State including using the name of the Party for whatever purpose contravention of which they will be handed over to security agencies for immediate prosecution.
Comrade John Laleye
Labour Party, Ogun State.
30 January, 2014.