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NLC lacks authority to sack Abure — LP


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The Labour Party of Nigeria has said the Nigeria Labour Congress Political Commission lack the powers to sack the National Chairman, Barrister Julius Abure led National Working Committee.

The LP was reacting to the communique issued by the Political Commission after a stakeholders meeting in Abuja on Monday where it sacked the NWC led by Abure and called for the setting up of a transition committee to manage the party.

Mr Obiora Ifoh, the spokesman of the opposition party in a statement noted that in the meeting held on Monday, NLC  lacked the authority to make decisions on behalf of the Labour Party, let alone disband its NWC.

It accused the Joe Ajaero-led Nigerian Labour Congress of colluding with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to destroy the Labour Party.

Ifoh stressed that the decision to fire its NWC was illegitimate and driven by ulterior motives.

Part of the statement reads, “The group is unknown to the Labour Party as such lacks powers to convene a meeting of “stakeholders” to deliberate let alone take any decision which will have a binding effect on a legally constituted party leadership.

“The group has been mandated by Ajaero to ensure that the crisis in Labour Party festers ahead of 2027 by presenting itself as a rallying ground for dissident former members of our party who recently lost the leadership battle in the courts.

“We are also not unmindful of the political pact the leadership of the NLC has gone into with the current All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government to distabilise the opposition.

“This explains why in quick succession all their plots to hijack the party leadership has failed. First it was by illegal picketing of the party when that failed, it attempted to introduce and inaugurate a non-existing Board of Trustees, which also failed.

“Again, the attempted plot to take over the party using stakeholder meetings comprising former members, social media tigers and non-members will again fail like a pack of cards.

“If only the drama boys who gathered on Monday as stakeholders could open the Labour Party constitution which guides the conducts of the party, probably they would have not wasted their time being part of the scantly attended jamboree.

“Since you cannot build something on nothing, the gathering itself lacks legitimacy and as such decisions remain an enterprise in futility. They are null, void and of no effect.

“It is on record that the Labour Party recently had a very successful national convention in Nnewi, Anambra State where party officials were elected and given the sacred mandate to build on the successes recorded by our party in the 2023 general elections.”


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