NLC approves Transition Committee to run Labour Party, probe Abure-led NWC

National Chairman of Labour Party (LP) Julius Abure,

National Chairman of Labour Party (LP) Julius Abure,

By Joan Nwagwu

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has approved the setting up of a Transition Committee to run the affairs of Labour Party.

The Transition Committee would take over the management of Labour Party from the incumbent National Chairman Julius Abure and his National Working Committee.

The NLC also voided the renewal of tenure of Abure led NWC at a national convention recently held in Nnewi, Anambra state.

The NLC announced this in in a communique issued at the end of its Political Commission Stakeholders meeting in Abuja on Monday where members passed vote of no-confidence on the purported convention and the leadership that emerged from it

The communique, made available to newsmen in Abuja, was signed by Prof. Theophilus Ndubuaku, Chairman, NLC Political Commission, Mr Abdulwahed Omar, former President, NLC, Mr S.O.Z. Ejiofor, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Labour Party, among others.

According to the communiqué, the Transition Committee will be under the leadership of the NLC Political Commission to manage the affairs of the party in the interim

The stakeholders resolved that the transition committee should conduct the affairs of the party pending the conduct of an all-inclusive and expansive National Convention.

They also noted that, once constituted, the transition committee should fully take over the secretariats of the Party all over Nigeria.

“That the Transition Committee shall immediately set up an assets recovery process of all the properties of the Labour Party.

“The Transition Committee shall also ensure that all the cases of fraud, impersonation and forgery of government documents pending against a few discredited former officers of the Labour Party are forensically audited.e

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“It should ensure that the culprits are diligently prosecuted as demanded by leader of the Labour Party – Mr. Peter Obi.

” It is unfortunate that the actions of these few dishonourable characters have splashed mud on the white satin of Labour Party,” the stakeholders held.

They held that that the Transition Committee should, within three months of its constitution ensure the conduct of an inclusive national convention of the Party.

They added that the process should start from ward congresses to local government congresses to state congresses culminating in an all-inclusive and expansive National Convention in Abuja.

” In pursuant to the foregoing, the Transition Committee is mandated by the stakeholders meeting to begin the process of revalidation of current members of the Labour Party.

“Also the registration of new members through the issuance of new membership cards and receipt of membership dues for the purpose of the conduct of an all-inclusive and expansive national convention of the Labour Party.

“It is expected that this mobilisation drive will yield in the first instance a total membership strength of 10 million,” they held.

The stakeholders said, with the communiqué, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and all the relevant security organisations in Nigeria were hereby notified of the new development in the party.

They agreed that INEC, others should be officially written immediately to recognise the Transition Committee as the interim leadership of the Labour Party.

They reiterated that Labour Party is a party for all Nigerians regardless of ethnic, religious, regional, social and economic orientation or status.


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