The crisis within the Labour Party in Ogun State assumed a new twist as Chairman of the party in the state, Mr.Simon Olabode and the Secretary, Mr.Sunday Oginni, today alleged threat to their lives.
The Labour Party in has in recent time been embroiled in crisis culminating to the expulsion of former governor Gbenga Daniel from the party.
Olabode and Oginni said in a radio programme that the expulsion which had been overturned by the National Chairman of the party, led to series of threat calls their lives.
Olabode claimed he has been receiving threat messages and that they have written to the SSS and the police. “In fact, we informed the security agents before coming here (the radio station) because of these threats,” he said.
He said the former governor was not the party leader in the state, arguing that the former governor has not followed due process to register as member of the party.
“I want to challenge anybody to come forward to show where it is in our constitution where he should be the party leader. The only leader we recognize is governor Mimiko. He is our national leader”, he said, adding that the former governor was not a duly registered member of the party and has not been a financial member for certain period.
They also maintained that former minister of Steel, Alh. Tunji Sarafa Ishola and former Commissioner for Information under Daniel’s administration, Sina Kawonise are not members of the LP in Ogun State as it is only Gboyega Isiaka that registered as a member in April.