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Labour Party’s Convention To Go Ahead Amid Abure, NLC Fight


The Labour Party (LP) convention, which will be organized by the Julius Abure-led National Working Committee, NWC, is set to go ahead in Nnewi, Anambra State, on Wednesday, Match 27, 2024.


This is despite the ongoing crisis of confidence between Abure and the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, under the leadership of Comrade Joe Ajaero.



Acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Obiora Ifoh, told Vanguard that preparations “are in top gear to ensure a smooth convention.”

Ifoh, who dismissed speculations that the delegates’ list had gone missing, said: “Arrangements for a successful convention are in top gear. As I speak to you, Nnewi the venue of our national convention, is agog with our preparations.


“Our delegates’ list is intact. The delegates have been informed and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has the list. The commission is the statutory body empowered to supervise the conduct of the exercise.


“We are expecting seven delegates from each of the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, all elected members of the party in the Senate and House of Representatives as well as State Houses of Assembly, LP Commissioners and members of the National Working Committee, NWC, among others.”

Although, the exact number on the list of delegates wasn’t available as at press time yesterday, roughly 300 card carrying members of the party are expected to vote during the convention.


Asked whether the dispute with the leader of LP caucus in the House of Representatives, Afam Ogene, had been resolved, Ifoh said: “Labour Party is one united family.”

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