By Saminu Ibrahim
A faction of the opposition Labour Party (LP), led by Mike Tayo Omotosho, yesterday said embattled national chairman, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, was reportedly ‘removed’ from offi ce over alleged theft of N1.3 billion and disregard for the party.
Consequently, the party said the embattled chairman had been picked up by the police, saying the party was awaiting his prosecution and recovery of its money and properties.
A statement signed, yesterday, by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Ebere Ifendu, stated that allegations of fraud, embezzlement and anti party were levied against Abdulsalam but that he refused to appear before a committee set up to investigate him.
Th is according to the party prompted a decision to remove him from offi ce and report made to appropriate security agencies.
“Allegations of fraud, embezzlement and anti party were made against the former chairman, Alhaji A.A. Salam.
Consequently, the national working committeeof the party met to review the allegations and a disciplinary committee was set up to give fair hearing to all sides.
“Th e chairman refused to appear before the committee and the letter to him already stated that failure to appear will attract consequences such as suspension from the party and removal from offi ce.
“Th e case of theft of over 1.
3 billion naira has now reached an advanced stage, the Police has offi cially picked up Alhaji A.
A Salam and the party is awaiting his prosecution and recovery of the Party’s money and properties,” the statement explained