The chairmen of the Labour Party in 20 local government areas of Ogun State have issued a warning to chieftains of the party.
They warned party chieftains to drop any rumoured plans to sell the party to politicians with the highest price, according to Punch.
The chairmen, while describing some of the party chieftains as transactional politicians, advised them to turn a new leaf so as to facilitate growth in the party.
In a communique they jointly signed after an emergency meeting held in Abeokuta, the chairmen stressed that the party would take harsh measures against anyone found guilty of trying to use LP to generate money for personal gains.
They, however, expressed readiness to work with all aggrieved members, adding that the party must be allowed to, “heal from inflicted wounds and infestations.”
The party chairmen also passed a vote of confidence on the national working committee led by Barr. Julius Abure.
While throwing their weight behind the new publicity secretary of the party, Obiora Ifoh, the party chairmen resolved that the existing status quo regarding the suspension of Abayomi Arabambi and other state leaders remained valid.
The communique read in part, “We pass a vote of confidence on the national working committee of Labour Party, ably led by Barr. Julius Abure and do recognize him still as the national chairman of the party while disregarding every other individual parading themselves as leaders of the party as against the decision of the NEC.
“In our collective resolve to build a party that works for all, we hereby sound a clear note of warning to all transactional politicians still lurking around in the party to turn a new leaf as the days of their perpetuation with impunity where they sell off an entire political party to the highest bidder while pocketing the money which is a case of modern political slavery, are now gone. The real owners are now ready to occupy their rightful political house.
“We wish to assure our members across the state to remain unwavering and that the displays of greedy politicians in our party are just that of a dying era.
“The Forum therefore hereby resolves to stand by the existing status quo regarding the suspension of Mr Abayomi Arabambi and other state leaders, including the former state chairman, Pastor Michael Asade, while waiting for their eventual expulsion from the party.”