Labour Party Crisis: Okupe Debunks Reports Of Him Calling Obi Baby Candidate
The Director-General of the Labour Party (LP), Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), Doyin Okupe, has come out to describe reports of him calling the party’s flagbearer, Peter Obi “a baby aspirant” as a lie from the pit of hell.
Naija News gathered that Okupe took to the micro-blogging platform Twitter to debunk reports that he had called Obi a baby presidential candidate who does not know his left from his right.
According to him, what would he be doing with Obi if he was truly a baby presidential aspirant as rumoured?
The development is coming barely two days after the Ogun State chapter of the party on Thursday sacked Okupe and 10 others for alleged non-financial membership status, high-handedness and financial recklessness.
However, the party leadership rose to his defence, with people like the spokesperson for the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, Dr Yunusa Tanko coming out to state that he remains the DG of the party, claiming the people who want to sack him didn’t put him there.
Also, the National Secretary of the party, Alhaji Umar Farouk, on Friday also said the Ogun State faction had acted outside its jurisdiction, adding that there are internal conflict resolutions used in solving disputes.
Farouk disclosed that the national leadership was aware of attempts by members of the opposition in some political parties to infiltrate LP’s rank and file at all levels in order to cause disaffection.
He said “It has come to the attention of the National Leadership of the Labour Party, LP that the Ogun State chapter of the party has purportedly suspended one of the party members who happens to be the Director General of the Presidential Campaign Committee.
“The Ogun state chapter has acted outside its constitutional Jurisdiction. The party has an internal conflict resolution mechanism of handling cases against party members as enshrined in the party’s Constitution,” and Okupe still remains a card-carrying member of the LP and the DG of the PCC.
However, Okupe in this fresh development said “I can’t join issues with a baby presidential aspirants who don’t know his left and right.
“Okupe replies Peter Obi. This is a lie from the pit of hell. All those involved in these evil fabrications will be judged by our righteous God.
“This is a season of lies, fabrications and disinformation. 1st they claimed I said ” I can’t join issues with a baby presidential aspirant.
“This is ridiculous & obviously pure mischief. unfortunately, we are smarter than these demons & as God liveth grand failure awaits them.”