Nonsochukwu Uwa, Owerri
The South-East caucus of the Labour Party, LP, on Monday passed a vote of confidence on the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Julius Abure and members of the National Working Committee.
The vote of confidence was passed during a meeting of the zonal caucus of the party held Monday in Owerri, and chaired by the South-East National Vice Chairman of the party, Comrade Innocent Okeke, with the state chairmen of the party in the zone and other stakeholders in attendance.
The stakeholders dissociated themselves from the purported suspension of the Director General of the Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Committee, PCC, Chairman, Doyin Okupe, by the Ogun State chapter of the party.
They, however, advised aggrieved members of the party to take advantage of the internal conflict resolution mechanism created by the party to avoid ridiculing the party.
Addressing newsmen after the caucus, Comrade Okeke dismissed the purported suspension of Okupe as an embarrassment to the party.
“We have watched with total disappointment some developing issues from one of our chapters (Ogun State) the purported suspension DG Doyin Okupe, and subsequent misrepresentation from one of our national officers; the national publicity secretary and his shocking public ridiculing of the party’s national executive on the filling of the names of the Lagos State candidates.
“We are not unaware that success comes with a lot of challenges and Peter Obi’s monumental domination of Nigeria’s political space will experience the same but least expected it to come from within.
“Our party, the Labour Party, has its robust and organised internal conflict resolution mechanism and it is therefore expected that any disagreement or aggrieved member should activate the mechanism to amicably resolve their challenges.
“We, the South-East caucus of the Labour Party, are having our eyes on the big project; how to get Nigeria working again. Bringing sanity to the hopeless situation Nigeria has found herself in. Helping the Nigerian youth in taking back Nigeria, managing and improving the economy of our dear country for the now and the future generations to come.
“We align completely with the position of the National Working Committee on the status of the Director General of our Presidential Campaign council, Dr Doyin Okupe, and hereby, move and adopt a vote of confidence on the National Chairman of Labour Party, Comrade Julius Abure and members of his working committee.”