The Executive members of the Ogun State chapter of the Labour Party (LP) on Thursday said Comrade Abayomi Arabambi has ceased being the Chairman of the Party in the state following vote of no confidence passed on him.
They accused Arabambi of engaging in anti-party activities during the last general elections.
A letter, signed by 23 members of the Party Executive and made available to journalists in Abeokuta, called on the National Chairman of the party, Abudulkadir Abdulsallam to sack Arabambi from the party.
They also accused Arabambi of gross misconduct and flagrant abuse of the party’s constitution, describing him as a “political dictator”.
They noted that the suspension of Arabambi became imperative to save the party from destruction in his hands.
The letter read in part, “Sequel to what transpired before, during and after the just concluded national election, with our great party being one of the frontier of sustainable democracy, observations were made with respect to the noticeable misconducts of our party Chairman, Comrade Abayomi Arabambi, who flagrantly disregarded the provisions of our party constitution, constituting himself as a political dictator, against the unanimous decisions of other stakeholders.
“That against the principle of all inclusive participation, it is regrettable to state that the party chairman, never at any point in time convene a meeting of the State Executive Committee or the State Working Committee in reaching decisions. All decisions taken during the electioneering period were solely that of our State Party leaders or constituted authorities within the party.
“That owing to the outcome of the last election, it is the concern of all stakeholders that our party chairman usurped the responsibility of our party’s financial officer, controlling all financial records without accounting for same.
“That our party chairman unilaterally presented names of individuals who eventually contested for various elective offices during the last election, without due consultation and ratification by relevant constituted party committees.
“Considering all these aforementioned allegations, members of the State Executive Committee of labour Party in Ogun State, hereby resolve and pass vote of no confidence on the provision of Article 17 of Labour Party Constitution (as amended), calls for the removal of our Party Chairman in the general interest of members of our great party.”