The National Headquarters of the Labour Party on Saturday distanced itself from the purported expulsion of former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel (OGD), by its Ogun State chapter.
The chairman of the party in Ogun, Simeon Olabode, and secretary, Sunday Ogini, on Friday jointly signed a statement announcing the dismissal of Mr. Daniel from the party citing his membership of several parties, which they said is aimed at causing confusion as reason for his expulsion.
But reacting to the development, the National Chairman of the Labour Party, Mr. Dan Nwanyanwu in a statement said that the action of the state executives was illegal as no organ of the party has powers to expel any member except the national convention of the party.
“Labour Party disassociates itself from the press conference that allegedly expelled OGD from LP. No organ of our party has powers to expel any member except the national convention of the party”, he said.
Mr. Nwanyanwu said the party had no problems with the former Ogun State governor.
“The party has no issues with OGD, infact the national leadership will be meeting with OGD and party faithfuls in Ogun State tomorrow as a continuation of previous meetings held. OGD is still with the party body and soul”, the statement stressed.
The leadership of the party equally picked holes with the adoption of Abiodun Akinlade as its governorship candidate in 2015 saying the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is yet to release the time table for the 2015 general election.