The Bayelsa state chapter of the Labour Party has expelled its governorship candidate in the November 11 off-cycle governorship election, Udengs Eradiri for going against the codes and conducts of the party, News About Nigeria reports.
His expulsion was made known by the Bayelsa State Executive Council of the Labour Party which also announced the dissolution of the local government and ward chairmen of the party.
The Chairman of the Labour Party in Bayelsa state, Eneyi Zidougha, who read the outcome of the meeting, explained that the executive council members resolved to expel Eradiri for allegedly contravening the codes and conduct of the party.
He further explained that the party’s leadership in the state decided to expel the former governorship candidate after they received information on his alleged illegal activities after the governorship polls.
He therefore called on members of the party and LP supporters in the state to remain calm and to also desist from dealing with the expelled governorship candidate on behalf of the Labour Party.
Responding to the Bayelsa LP Chairman, Eradiri, in a statement which was issued on Monday urged the general public to disregard claims by Zidougha that he was expelled from the Party.
He noted that the constitution of the party did not confer such powers on him.
He therefore charged Zidougha to leave him out of the crisis rocking the state leadership of the LP, because he was the one who betrayed the Party by leading some members of his exco to endorse the State Governor, Douye Diri, who was the governorship candidate of PDP.
He also alleged that Zidougha betrayed the Labour Party in the November 11 election the same way he betrayed the Party’s Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi during the presidential election by using some of his exco to play the highest level of anti-party politics.