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Group demands sack of suspended LP spokesman, Arabambi

Razaq Bamidele

A pressure group within the Labour Party (LP), Nigerians Arise (NA), has called for the immediate sack of the suspended National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Mr. Abayomi Arabambi, accusing him of gross misconduct.

The group’s sack demand was contained in a statement jointly signed by its National Chairman, Eniola Arowolo and Secretary, Hauwa Idris, in which they lamented that despite the suspension of the party official over his role in the suspension of Dr. Doyin Okupe, the Ex-Director-General of Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), the suspended spokesman has continued to work against the interest of the party.

According to the statement, Arabambi had since his suspension demonstrated greater mischief by inflicting more injuries on the fortunes of the party through anti party activities.

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The statement reads: “we are forced to call for the expulsion of LP’s suspended National Publicity Secretary with immediate effect before he and his allies outside the party succeed in truncating the coming victory of Peter Obi and the LP.

“Recall our so-called spokesman has been a thorn in the flesh of the party by committing many sins against the LP as a member of the Party’s primaries committee.

“Whatever crisis we are facing by way of wrong substitution of candidates in Lagos and Ogun States could be traced to him and our INEC finding revealed that this was deliberate to serve certain interests outside the party.

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“The same Arabambi, despite holding a key position in the party had long been fraternising with the All Progressives Congress (APC), hence we are not surprised by his actions then and now. Despite his suspension, he came out using several media to attack the LP and the appointment of our new Director-General, Chief Akin Osuntokun as a way of disparaging the party.

“We were, therefore, not surprised that he now has his body and soul in the APC as revealed by the photograph he took with Gov. Dapo Abiodun whom we understand linked him to the APC. We hereby call on the party as a matter of urgency drag Arabambi before the EFCC over issues relating to monies arising from the primaries, even as he should be expelled for anti-party activities without delay.”