The Zenith Labour Party has said Prof Akin Osuntokun is no longer a member of their party since he resigned in August 2022.
Osuntokun was recently named by the Labour Party as the Director General of the Obi-Datti Campaign Council following the resignation form the position by Doyin Okupe.
Immediately after his appointment, reports surfaced that he was still a member of the ZLP and that he was the party’s senatorial candidate in Ekiti.
Reacting to the controversy, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu, the National Chairman/Presidential Candidate of the ZLP, said the controversy about Osuntokun in the LP was uncalled for.
He wrote, “The controversy generated by the appointment of Mr Akin Osuntoku as the DG of H/E Peter OBI Campaign Orgsnization is uncalled for. Akin Osuntoku resigned from the Zenith LABOUR Party since August 2022 and therefore no longer a member of our Party.
“Prior to his resignation from ZLP he held the ticket as a Senatorial Candidate in Ekiti State. As at the time of his resignation, we could not replace him because the window allowed by the Electoral Act for substitution had elapsed.
“We hold no grudges because it is his fundamental right to associate and exit from any organization.
“We wish him well in his new found greener pasture. We believe this will put to rest the barage of inquiries to us in this regard.”