With less than two months to the 2023 elections, the crisis in the Labour Party as hit a new high as Bayelsa Chapter of the party has sacked the state party chairman, Eneyi Zidougha over allegations of abusing party funds, anti-party activities and illegal switching of candidates of the party.
Prior to the removal of Zidougha, members of the party led by Abraham Gillet, the leader of the Concerned Labour Party members had protested in front of the party secretariat the refusal of armed policemen to allow them access into the party secretariat.
They had claimed that as bonafide party members, they did not require permission to attend a duly convened party congress.
The former Vice- Chairman, Bayelsa Central, Mr Ebi Sikpi has been appointed as the new party chairman.
Confirming the change in leadership, was the Assistant Secretary of the Party, Mr Theophilus Taribo.
Recall that the Labour Party has been plagued with leadership crisis in recent time in some states and even at the national level with critical stakeholders sacked and suspended over financial impropriety.
Prominent in the long list was the suspension of the Director General of its presidential campaign council, Doyin Okupe over his failure to perform his financial membership status in the past six months contrary to the dictate of the party’s constitution