Labour Party Crisis: NLC Reveals Their Preferred National Chairman

THE Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has again passed a vote of confidence on Julius Abure, maintaining he is the National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP).

While the LP has been recently embroiled in a leadership crisis, the President of the NLC Joe Ajaero insists that Abure is the party’s chairman.

The NLC chief was speaking while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

“Well, Julius Abure remains the national chairman of the Labour Party. Nobody has conducted any convention,” he said Tuesday.

“There is no meeting nor NEC meeting called which NLC as trustees has attended where any officer has been removed.”

According to him, a convention will soon be held to elect new leaders.

“So, any distraction for people to perpetuate themselves in office is not acceptable to us. That is where we are and it is the position as of today,” he said.

“You can’t just wake up and say you have removed leaders. It is not acceptable to us! We should know but it does not mean leaders cannot be removed. Leaders can be removed any moment.”

An LP chieftain Lamidi Apapa had declared himself as the chairman of the party but the NLC says it does not recognise him.