LP suspends national youth leader over ‘misconduct’

The Labour Party (LP) has suspended Anslem Eragbe, its national youth leader, over alleged misconduct.

Umar Ibrahim, national secretary of LP, in a statement on Friday, shared a letter addressed to Eragbe dated October 18.

According to the letter, the national youth leader was suspended from the party for six months.

The party, however, did not give details of what constituted the alleged misconduct.

“You may wish to recall that on the 14th of October, 2022, the National Working Committee of the party met and has, among other matters, deliberated on the allegations of misconduct labelled against you as the National Youth Leader of the Labour Party,” the letter reads.

“A disciplinary committee was constituted to look into your matter and report to the National Chairman.

“Consequently, the committee has submitted its reports to the National Chairman with its recommendations in accordance with the party’s constitution as Amended (2019).

“In compliance with the party’s constitution, as Amended, (2019) and the committee’s recommendations, you are hereby suspended from your duties as the National Youth Leader of the Labour Party for a period of 6 (six) months, with effect from 18th October 2022.

“The relevant organs of the party will within the period, meet to ratify the full recommendations of the disciplinary committee.”

Following Eragbe’s suspension, the LP appointed Kennedy Ahanotu as the acting national youth leader of the party.

The LP national secretary, in a statement on Friday, said Ahanotu’s appointment takes immediate effect.

The party urged the acting national youth leader to “be more diligent and responsible” in the discharge of his duties.

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