The Labour Party (LP) has suspended its National Youth Leader, Anslem Eragbe, over misconduct bordering on forgery and insubordination to the party leadership.
Eragbe’s suspension was disclosed in a letter released by the party leadership across its social platforms on Friday.
In the letter signed by the LP National Secretary, Umar Ibrahim, Eragbe was found culpable following the report submitted by a disciplinary committee and has been suspended for six months.
The party did not indicate in the letter when and how long the committee met and whether the youth leader was invited to face the disciplinary team.
It read: “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. A disciplinary committee was constituted to look into your matter and report to the National Chairman.
“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.
“You are advised to surrender all party’s documents and materials in your possession to the undersigned.” Hours after his suspension, Anslem was replaced by Prince Kennedy Ahanotu, who is expected to act as Acting National Youth Leader of the party. Also, a statement issued on Friday morning by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Abayomi Arabambi, accused Anslem of forging the chairman’s signature to execute some unofficial tasks and launching of a phony donation site, among others.
“He issued certificates to groups unknown to the leadership of the party without the approval of the National Working Committee or the National Chairman. He launched a fund mobilisation website to receive funds without the approval of the National Working Committee or the National Chairman and he wrote several letters to some individuals without the approval of the National Working Committee or the National Chairman,” Arabambi said.