Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Labour Party (LP) has announced the suspension of its Nation Youth Leader, Anslem Eragbe.
In a statement on Friday signed by its National Secretary, Umar Ibrahim, the party said that Eragbe was suspended from the party for six months over alleged misconduct.
The party said a disciplinary committee which was constituted to probe Earagbe’s conduct recommended his suspension in accordance with the party’s constitution.
Following Eragbe’s suspension, the party appointed Kennedy Ahanotu as the acting National Youth Leader of the party.
According to the statement, Ahanotu’s appointment takes immediate effect, ugring him to be more diligent and responsible in the discharge of his duties.
The statement reads: “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.
“Consequently, the committee has submitted its reports to the National Chairman with its recommendations in accordance with the party’s constitution as Amended (2019).
“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.”