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Biodun Fasakin Resigns as LabourParty National Legal Adviser

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Rotimi Ojomoyela
Ado-Ekiti
The crisis rocking the Labour Party in Ekiti
State has assumed a dramatic dimension
as the National Legal Adviser of the party,
Barrister Biodun Fasakin,
yesterday resigned his position over
alleged wrongful composition of the state
executives of the party in Ekiti and Ogun
states.
He said the manner in which a member of
the House of Representatives from Ekiti
and governorship aspirant, Hon. Opeyemi
Bamidele, was accepted into the party and
the installation of Akin Omole as the
interim chairman of the party and other
executives did not follow due process as
it contravened the spirit and letters of
LP’s constitution
As a result of all that, he said, “I could no
longer continue to function as the party’s
Legal Adviser”. He said allowing
Bamidele’s men to hijack the party in Ekiti
at the expense of the validly-elected
members would spell doom for LP.
Addressing newsmen in Ado-Ekiti on
recent happenings in Labour Party, Fasakin
said the party’s constitution was being
flouted in Ekiti and Ogun states, saying
the party could have conducted a state
congress to elect the executive rather
than imposing preferred candidates.
In his letter dated January 6, 2014 to LP
National Chairman Barrister Dan
Iwuanyanwu, Fasakin said: “LP is a party
that could easily capture power if the
system is allowed to work in accordance
with the constitution of the party without
recurrent arbitrary manipulations. The
latest happenings in the party are
aberrations and palpable disregard for due
process.
“It is against this backdrop that I hereby
formally notify you of my resignation as
the National Legal Adviser of Labour
Party forthwith.”He said Governor
Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State who is
the National Leader of the party was
aware of all the illegalities being
conducted by party top hierarchy.
Fasakin contested for Ekiti South
senatorial seat on the platform of LP in
2011 general election and lost to Chief
Tony Adeniyi of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria.
Fasakin, who hailed from Ise-Ekiti in Ise/
Orun Local Government Area of Ekiti
State, also alluded to the way and manner
the former Governor of Ogun State,
Otunba Gbenga Daniel, also allegedly
hijacked the party at the expense of the
party’s old members.
“There are rules a new entrant must
follow before he can be accepted. He
must declare at the ward and local
government levels But nothing of such
happened in the case of Bamidele and
Gbenga Daniel and the party ignored my
advice, which I cannot overlook,” Fasakin
said.

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