Bayelsa LP removes chairman, elects new leader

The embattled acting chairman of the Labour Party in Bayelsa State, Eneyi Zidougha, has been removed from office by stakeholders of the party.

Zidougha was sacked during a state congress held at the party secretariat in Yenagoa on Thursday, over allegations bordering on misappropriation of party funds, anti-party activities, and arbitrary swopping of candidates for the forthcoming 2023 general elections.

A former vice chairman of the LP in Bayelsa Central Senatorial District, Ebi Sikpi, was elected as the substantive state chairman of the party after a unanimous vote of no confidence in Zidougha was passed.

The state Assistant Secretary of LP, Theophilus Taribo, explained that the meeting was properly convened and Zidougha’s removal was constitutional.
The new chairman, Ebi Sikpi, thanked the stakeholders for considering him worthy and capable of serving and leading the LP ahead of the polls.

He promised to restore peace and unity in the party and address members’ grievances, stressing that the party had been repositioned for the tasks ahead.
Source: The Punch