Kayode Salako, the former chairman of the Labour Party, has been suspended indefinitely for alleged anti-party activities.
Mr Salako, the husband of actress Foluke Daramola, criticised the party’s Lagos governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour. Mr Rhodes-Vivour was once described as a spoiled child by him.
Sam Okpala, the party’s Lagos secretary, announced on Thursday at the LP’s secretariat in Ikeja that five others had been suspended for the same reasons.
Moshood Salvador (LP senatorial candidate for Lagos West), Mutiu Okunola (House of Representatives candidate for Ikeja Constituency), and Messrs. Theodore Ezeunara, Olumide Adesoyin, and Opeyemi Taiwo are among the other suspended members, according to Okpala.
He stated that the suspension came after the party received and approved the report of the disciplinary committee formed to investigate anti-party activities committed by the leaders.
Explaining that the decision was taken at the state working committee meeting held on March 31, Okpala said the affected persons were found culpable of acts inimical to the progress of the LP.
“As an obedient party that adheres to the rule of law, the committee gave everyone involved a fair hearing and opportunity to defend themselves and clear their names.
“At the end of the exercise, the report was tendered before the LP state working committee and at the meeting held on March 31, the report of the disciplinary committee was accepted and ratified for implementation,” Okpala said.
The secretary noted that of the seven chieftains involved, Sunbo Onitiri had resigned from the LP.
Okpala added that Salako, Salvador and others openly demonstrated solidarity and preference to work with and for the candidates of another party during the polls.