Doyin Okupe and Others Expels from Ogun Labour Party


Dr. Doyin Okupe, the party's director general of the presidential campaign council, was removed from the Labour Party's Ogun State chapter for failing to maintain his financial membership status during the previous six months, as required by the party's charter.

Abel Olaleye, Abayomi Collins, Jagun Lookman, Olori Oluwabukola Soyoye, Gbadebo Fesomade (former State Treasurer), and Abdulmalik Olaleye were all fired along with Okupe (former State Youth Leader).

The remaining individuals are Deborah Adewale, a former senator from Ogun East, Jide Amusan, a former state publicity secretary, Adeshina Wasiu Shojobi, a former assistant youth leader, and Olatunde Abolade (former Asst State Secretary).

This was one of the decisions made following a meeting held on Thursday at the party's secretariat in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, when they asked for the appointment of a new director general of Northern ancestry to reflect the nature and political balance of the country.

"Article 9(3) iii of our Party’s Constitution states as follows: ‘only members who pay their monthly membership dues at rates prescribed shall be deemed to be bonafide members of the party. 

"Arrears of dues of up to six months shall lead to forfeiture of membership,” the State Chairman of the party Michael Ashade said.

"Despite repeated demands from various meetings I had with Dr. Doyin Okupe in respect of his mandatory constitutional requirements to fulfill membership status, he has failed woefully in this regard with some others to flagrantly disobey the Constitution of Labour party.

"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 (PCC).

"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 the party by immediately appointing another DG for the PCC and that should come from the North to reflect Federal Characters and political balance."

He said their action has become imperative in order to enforce discipline and internal democracy as he accused Okupe of polarising the Labour Party in the South-West state “with his crops of PDP dissidents political liabilities who are only using Labour Party to revive their not only irredeemable dead political and financial lives but has successfully stolen all that is available in LP”.


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