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The leadership crisis rocking the Labor Party (LP) intensified on Tuesday with the suspension of a party leader, Lamidi Apapa, its National Vice President (South) and several other officials.
The party also named acting executive members according to a statement signed by the national vice president, Ladi Iliya, and the national deputy secretary, Kenedy Ahanotu.
According to them, the decision was taken at a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party in Asaba and attended by members of the National Working Committee.
Also present at the meeting in Asaba were the state chairmen and secretaries of the party and the presidential candidate Peter Obi.
The Asaba meeting was also attended by members of the party National Assembly elected officials, INEC officials, the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC), the document says.
He added that the NEC upheld and ratified the decision of the Akure convention that expelled the former publicity secretary, Arabambi Abayomi.
“The NEC considered the report of the disciplinary committee which recommended the suspension of former Youth leader Anslem Eragbe and his expulsion at the next national convention.
“Pending the next convention, NEC suspends Eragbe indefinitely.
“The NEC also suspended the following members of the National Working Committee (NWC): Lamidi Apapa, Alhaji Salem Lawal, Favor Reuben, Gbenga Daramola, Samuel Akingbade and Mohammed Akali,” the statement added.
He added that the NEC constituted a disciplinary committee composed of the National Youth Leader, Kennedy Ahanotu; Acting National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, and Acting National Legal Adviser, Edun Kehinde as members.
He listed other members as Acting Deputy National Secretary Rotimi Kehinde and South-South National Deputy Chairman Anthony Ezeagwu.
The NEC also critically assessed the 2023 general election and noted that INEC failed to transmit election results from the polling stations in real time, which it said gave scope for massive manipulation of the results.
The statement condemned electoral violence and the use of security agencies to intimidate voters and commit other crimes in some parts of the country.
“The NEC expressed the resilience and tenacity of our presidential candidate and his determination to legally claim his mandate in the courts.
“Consequently, the NEC calls on the judiciary to do the right thing without having anyone’s ox gored,” the statement said.
He emphasized his implicit confidence in the National Works Council (NWC) led by Julius Abure.
The Labor Party is currently the third largest party in Nigeria. His presidential candidate, Mr. Obi, came third in the presidential election, and he also won the third.the highest the number of seats in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
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