The Labour Party (LP) in Ogun State has demanded the immediate dissolution of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council, claiming that it is dominated by party leaders from Nigeria’s southern region.
The party also passed a vote of no confidence on the National Chairman of the LP, Julius Abure.
Mr Feyisola Michael who is the State Secretary of the LP stated at a press conference in Abeokuta that the PCC is being “southernized” against the interests of the north.
Mr Feyisola Michael, State Secretary of the LP, stated at a press conference in Abeokuta that the PCC is being “southernized” against the interests of the north.
According to Michael, because the LP presidential candidate, Obi, and the National Chairman are from the South, the positions of Director General and General Secretary, which are currently held by Doyin Okupe and Clement Ojukwu, should have been given to the North East and North Central, respectively.
This, he claimed, would reflect fairness and the spirit of federalism enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The state chapter of the LP also accused Abure of attempting to “illegally discontinue Ogun State LP’s litigation seeking a court order on INEC’s relisting of candidates.”
He claimed that Abure plotted to take over the case currently pending in the Federal High Court from the Ogun State Legal Adviser, Bar Mawah, on Monday.
“Therefore, we hereby passed a vote of no confidence on Barr. Julius Abure, the National Chairman of LP; Chief Clement Ojukwu, National Organizing Secretary, who also doubles as the General Secretary of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council instead of the National Secretary.
“We also demand the following: That the meeting of the National Executive Council be summoned immediately to avert further political unrest as the party has been hijacked by PDP dissidents through Clement Ojukwu and Bar Julius Abure.
“The 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 role openly affected,” he said.