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JUST IN: Labour Party suspends National Vice Chairman

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The National Vice Chairman (South West) of Labour Party, Chief Bode Simeon, has been suspended by the National Working Committee of the party for alleged anti-party activities.

According to a letter dated 22nd of July 2020 and signed by its National Chairman, Alhaji Abdulkdedir Abdusalam and Secretary, Barrister Julius Abure, the party also accused of Simeon of owing the party and not fulfilling his financial duties to the party.

The party, however, asked Simeon to quickly release and handover all the properties of the party at his disposal to the party’s Chairman in Ogun State or face the consequence.

The latter added that the party asked Simoen to stop parading himself as the National Vice Chairman of the party pending the resolution of the National Executive Council of the party.

The letter reads in part; ”You are hereby suspended as the National Vice Chairman of our party with immediate effect”.

“Recall our letter dated 16th September, 2019 in which the National Secretariat requested you for explanation on the following issues:

“In June 2019, you called and addressed a conference with some group of persons unknown to the Party and you made uncomplimentary remarks about the party and its leadership”.

“On the 8th day of July, 2019 you appeared in the Court of Appeal Ibadan with some persons who took the Party to Court wherein you opposed the motion brought by the party to strike out the matter.

“On this occasion, you argued that you were representing the National Chairman of the party which was false and misleading”. “We are told and we verily believed the source that you have been holding meetings with other Political Parties in Ogun State and other persons to destabilize the leadership of the party in that State.

“We also want to remind you on the 10th day of June, 2019 you picked the Nomination Form for the position of National Vice Chairman South West of Labour Party which you have failed to redeem your pledge. You were given six months duration but have failed to comply during this past years.

“On the 12th day of September, 2019, you addressed a press conference and you stated that the State Chairman of the party have been removed and you appointed another Chairman to replace him.

“Consequent upon your failure to provide explanations till date and you have continued in your anti party activities, we are left with no alternative but to suspend you from office.

“Accordingly, you are hereby suspended as the National Vice Chairman (South West). You are to handover to the State Chairman all Party properties at your disposal and stop parading yourself as the National Vice Chairman of our Party pending when the National Executive Council will take the final decision”.

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