Monday, 14 July 2014

OYO LP removes Apapa as chairman •‘I’m still the chairman’

THE Labour Party (LP), Oyo State chapter, last week, removed the former chairman of the party, Mr Lamidi Basiru Apapa, in a resolution agreed upon during an emergency meeting of the party state executive held at the party secretariat, Dugbe, Ibadan. The party agreed that Adeola Adepoju should lead the party in an acting capacity to prevent leadership vacuum. The party, in a communique issued at the end of an emergency meeting jointly signed by over 50 local government chairmen and secretaries, stated that “the decision of the party was sequel to the breach of the Article 19 B of our party’s constitution with impunity by Mr Apapa.” It stated that the decision was in line with article 17 of the party constitution adding that, “Mr Apapa has been removed as the Oyo State chairman of Labour Party. The decision was made by 54 members of the Oyo State Executive Council (SEC), who attended the special congress convened for the purpose on July 11, 2014 as stipulated in our party constitution. Meanwhile, Mr Apapa has insisted that he remains the chairman of the party in Oyo State. In his statement, he said, “I am still the chairman.”

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