The party chairman ordered journalists out of the party’s secretariat.
The Ogun State Chairman of the crisis ridden Labour Party, LP, Simeon Olabode, on Thursday at the party’s secretariat in Abeokuta, verbally attacked journalists for asking probing questions over the power tussle within the party’s hierarchy.
The incident happened during a stakeholders’ meeting.
Mr. Olabode also ordered the journalists out of the venue.
When asked to shed more light on the power tussle and particularly on an alleged plot by some new members of the party – decampees from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Peoples Party of Nigeria, PPN – to take over control of the party, Mr. Olabode lashed out at the journalists calling them unprintable names.
“I want the press to leave here now. Get out from here, leave here. I want to talk to my people; just leave,” the party chairman declared.
In a related development, three of the party’s members – loyalists of former Governor, Gbenga Daniel – staged a walk-out from the meeting, accusing leaders of the party of insulting their political godfather.
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