Kayode Ajulo, Mimiko’s Lackey In Labour Party, Resigns As National Secretary

On Tuesday, Olukayode Ajulo, the National
Secretary of the Labour Party (LP), tendered
his resignation letter amidst crisis purportedly
rocking the national leadership of the party.
In the letter, which was addressed to the
Party’s National Chairman Abdulkadir
Abdulsalam, Mr. Ajulo, a constitutional lawyer,
claimed he submitted his resignation in order
to concentrate fully on his career as a
solicitor.
A source informed SaharaReporters that due
to Mr. Ajulo’s resignation the Labour Party is
swimming in a “crisis”.
“All is not well in the party, many of our
members are at loggerheads. Some are even
ready to move out,” the source said.
Mr. Ajulo, a lackey to Governor Olusegun
Mimiko of Ondo State, emerged as the
National Secretary of the Labour Party in
October 2014 at a congress meeting of the
party’s National Working Committee (NWC),
held in Akure, the State capital.
The meeting, fully sponsored by Governor
Mimiko, was embroiled in a crisis as delegates
kicked against the emergence of some of the
Party’s leaders including that of Kayode Ajulo
who had been riding on the back of the
Governor without the proper conduct of an
election.
In July 2015, there was a crisis between Mr.
Ajulo and Mr. Abdulsalam, when the former
issued a statement on behalf of the Labour
Party calling on President Muhammadu
Buhari to set up an inclusive government.
However, the leadership of the Party was quick
to react by distancing itself over the
statement.
Mr. Abdulsalam described Mr. Ajulo’s
statement as ‘his personal opinion’ and
disowned the National Secretary after
stressing that there was no reason the Labour
Party would join any inclusive government of
the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“The statement credited to our National
Secretary is quite embarrassing and is taken
very seriously by the LP. He spoke for himself;
it is not the position of the party. For any
policy statement of that nature to come out
from the party, it must come from either the
chairman or publicity secretary,” the statement
signed by Mr. Abdulsalam read.
It was gathered that since the lingering crisis
both leaders have been at each other’s throat
over largess that comes from Governor
Mimiko, a well-known sponsor of the Party.
Several sources in the Labour Party told
SaharaReporters described Mr. Ajulo’s
leadership style as “dominating” comparing it
to the administration of Governor Olusegun
Mimiko.

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