Executive members and state leaders of the Ogun State chapter of the Labour Party have condemned the news conference organised by some officials of the party in the state led by Michael Oluseyi Ashade, the state party Chairman, and his allies against the national leadership of the party.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that in a recent statement signed by the trio of Engr. Jagun Lookman, the Deputy State Chairman (Ogun East); Ope Ijaola, the Deputy State Chairman (Ogun Central); and Oluwatosin Meadows, the State Organising Secretary; the party leadership in the southwest state said the outburst by Ashade; Feyisola Olusegun Michael, the state secretary; and others are sponsored.
It, therefore, dissociated itself from the conference and restated its allegiance to Julius Abure, the National Chairman of the Labour Party, and Peter Obi, the presidential flag-bearer of the Labour Party for the 2023 election.
“As a matter of fact, all the allegations raised at the conference could have been resolved internally without calling a press conference.
“So, this action was clearly needless, condemnable and unfortunate and we suspect that it was engineered by some disgruntled elements within and outside the party, who are hell-bent and desperate to de-market the Labour Party and its national leadership ahead of the 2023 elections,” the statement partly reads.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Presidential Campaign Council, PCC is the prerogative of the Presidential Candidate and the National Working Committee, NWC of LP and since the PCC has been approved by the NWC no member of the party has the moral right to call for its dissolution.
“Again, the issue of national spread, as far as we are concerned, has been taken care of as Obi is from SE, Datti is from NW and the DG is from SW.
“So, nobody should be seen crying more than the bereaved as the North is not complaining.”