Party is currently embroiled in conflict
Some suspected political bandits, at the weekend, burgled the secretariat of a faction of the Labour Party, LP, in Ogun State and allegedly carted away vital documents, including the party’s registration forms, an official said.
The secretariat is located in Adatan, Abeokuta. The party is currently embroiled in internal conflict.
The party secretary, Sunday Oginni, who was recently suspended by the national headquarters, told journalists that a portrait of President Goodluck Jonathan was also removed from the secretariat.
Mr. Oginni, who is apparently ignoring his suspension, declared that if the crisis within the party was not addressed on time it may escalate to another “Wild Wild West”.
He said he had inspected the burgled secretariat and reported the incident to the authorities concerned and appealed to security agencies to fish out the burglars.
“We have reported the burglary of Labour Party in Ogun State to the Directorate of State Security Service, Commissioner of Police, because they took all registration forms. They even took away the portrait of President Good luck Jonathan that was hung at the front wall of the secretariat,” he said.
He alleged that the burglary might have had something to do with the party’s complaint to the SSS and Commissioner of Police of attempts by some people to form a parallel executive and open a secretariat in Ogun State.
“Therefore, we can say with all emphasis that those people that are unhappy at the present executive of Labour Party and declaration of Jonathan 2015 project are likely to be behind the dastardly act,” Mr. Oginni said.
When contacted, the Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the report of the burglary. He said that the complainants accused another faction of the party in the state of masterminding the act. He said the command would widen its investigation beyond those that were accused, adding that the matter has been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department for a thorough investigation.
“We are going to do our investigation. The Commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye, has directed that the matter should be transferred to the state CID .It is the case of CID,” the police spokesperson said.