Ogun LP passes vote of 'no confidence' on National Chairman, Abure, one other - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Friday, November 25, 2022

Ogun LP passes vote of 'no confidence' on National Chairman, Abure, one other

.....demands dissolution of LP Campaign Council

By  Adeola Pascal

The Ogun State chapter of Labour Party on Thursday passed "vote of no confidence" on the National Chairman of the party, Barr. Julius Abure and Chief Clement Ojukwu;  the party National Organizing Secretary, who doubles as the General Secretary of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council.

The party, which took the decision at the end of its meeting in Abeokuta, also demanded the immediate withdrawal of a letter of authority allegedly giving to the National Chairman's  brother in-law; Barr. Nelson Adogah, saying it is an act of political brigandage, lawlessness organized executive rascality and malfeasance against the Constitution of the party.

In a joint press briefing by the State Chairman and State Secretary, Ashade Michael, and Feyisola Michael, respectively, said members of the party arrived at the decision following an alleged deliberate attempt by Abure and Ojukwu to "Southernise" Labour Party and robbed it of a semblance of national outlook.

They lamented that membership of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council is heavily tilted to Southeast geopolitical zone while what left for other zones had also been taken over by 'Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) migrants', whom they described as "dissidents."

They therefore demanded that a meeting of National Executive Council be summoned immediately to avoid political unrest in the party, alleging that the party had been hijacked by PDP dissidents through Clement Ojukwu and Barr.Julius Abure.

They also called on the party's Presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi, to as a matter of urgency, halt further state rallies until there is clarification on how campaign funds is being spent in Ogun and Lagos States, and equally demanded immediate recognition of the party's National Publicity Secretary to his rightful position in the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council as stated in the Labour Party Constitution. 

While warning that the Ogun State Labour party is neither an extension of Edo and Anambra States nor does it belong to any cabal or anyone of South East extractions, they gave the  National Working Committee of the party seven days ultimatum  to heed their demand. 

The duo equally asked for immediate dissolution of the entire Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council to reflect true Federal Character as enshrined in the Constitution, so that the North East, North Central, National Secretary and  Deputy National Chairman South can all have their constitutional roles openly effected.

According to them, "the Director General and Secretary General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council should be ceded to the North East and North Central, since the Presidential candidate and National Chairman of the party are both from the Southern geopolitical zone.

The statement read, "We have situations where Ibo man was put as campaign co - ordinators in some northern state by Doyin Okupe and Clement Ojukwu and the now entire list was populated with people of Southern extractions in an attempt to 'southernise' LP against the Northern interest while also the National Secretary of our party, Alhaji Umar Farouk was heavily discriminated against as his official position was ceded to Clement Ojukwu from Anambra State, while our South West Leader, the Deputy National Chairman Alhaji Lamidi Apapa was excluded from the campaign list that was dominated by Igbos and some PDP spent forces"

"The first five names in the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council list were from the South and this are people controlling the affairs of the party against the general wishes of other members who work hard for the party before the invasion of LP by the foreign PDP dissident members".

"Of particular notes was the deliberate exclusion of our National Leader from Ogun State; Dr. Arabambi Abayomi (National Publicity Secretary), who was the only member of the National Working Committee removed by the  National Organizing Secretary; Chief Clement Ojukwu and Dr Doyin Okupe simply because he demanded the inclusion of the representatives of North East and North Central in the campaign council list which they are both desperate to cling on to revive their political and financial careers".

"This action of excluding the National Publicity Secretary from performing his roles is not only a criminal infraction, but completely unconstitutional, and it must be reversed immediately".

"The presidential campaign council list was populated with PDP dissident members who have no means of  livelihood,  but now using LP to revive it through the unconstitutional compromise of National Chairman and Ojukwu Clement". 

"Most absurd was the recent attempt by the National Chairman, Barr. Julius Abure to illegally discontinue our Ogun State court relisting of candidates by INEC currently ongoing in the Federal High Court and to take over all our legal matters from Ogun State Legal Adviser, Barr. Mawah Monday through his brother in- law lawyer from Benue State, without recourse to the National Working committee (NWC), the National Executive Council (NEC) and the State Working Committee l of Ogun State. 

"We have information that he has been heavily compromised by a former Governor in Ogun State via several hundred of millions financial inducement and we in Ogun LP says no to this executive rascality and malfeasance from the National Chairman."

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