Ogun Labour Party Members Calls For Immediate Dissolution Of Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Council

By Damilare Adeleye

The Ogun State chapter of Labour Party (LP) has called for an immediate dissolution of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council forthwith.

The members who passed a vote of no confidence on the National Chairman of the LP, Julius Abure, alleged that the presidential council is being controlled by party leaders from the Southern part of Nigeria.

The State Secretary of the LP, Feyisola Michael, while speaking at a press conference in Abeokuta lamented that it was the 'southernisation’ of the PCC against the northern interest.

He stated that since the LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi and the National Chairman hail from the South, the positions of the Director General and the General Secretary occupied by Doyin Okupe and Clement Ojukwu respectively, should have been ceded to the North East and the North Central.

The secretary also insisted that this would reflect fairness and a federal spirit character.

He alleged that there was ongoing plans by Abure to illegally discontinue Ogun State LP’s litigation seeking court order on relisting of the candidates list by INEC.

According to him, “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 effected. ’’