Labour Party crisis: Akingbade defrauded my brother – Ahanotu alleges


The Deputy National Secretary of the Labour Party, LP, Prince Kennedy Ahanotu, has alleged that Akingbade Oyinlekun, the factional National Adviser of the party, defrauded his brother, claiming he collected money from him in the run-up to party primaries in Lagos State.

Ahanotu made the statement on Thursday while fielding questions on Arise Television’s Morning Show program discussing the LP leadership crisis.

Saga Gist recalls that the leadership tussle in the Labour Party took another twist when Lamidi Apapa’s faction suspended five executive members, including the embattled National Chairman, Julius Abure.

Recall also that the Abure-led faction suspended five executive members at the National Executive Council in Asaba, Delta State. They were Lamidi Apapa, the party’s acting Chairman, Alhaji Salem Lawal, Favour Reuben, Gbenga Daramola, Samuel Akingbade and Mohammed Akali.

However, as the crisis deepened, Ahanotu claimed that Akingbade, who belongs to Apapa’s faction, had a track record of illicit engagement and activities.

He said, ”It was this same Akingbade; in fact, we were hiding Akingbade from some of the candidates of the party because they said if they saw Akingbade, they would no longer run under the platform of the party. Ebonyi State governorship election, Akingbade withdrew it. He cannot say he did not withdraw it; without due approval of the party, Akingbade went and withdrew the Ebonyi State case from the tribunal. Again, there are several instances.

”A brother, I have a brother that wanted to run for House of Representatives in Lagos; Akingbade defrauded him. He is still alive. In fact, he is filing a petition against Akingbade with the evidence of all the money they collected from him. He has a track record of illicit engagement and activities. I cannot wash his pant in public beyond what I have said on this national television.”

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