Labour Party Chairman Laments Loss of Property and Salaries Amid NLC Protest

The National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Julius Abure, expressed dismay over the loss of property worth millions of naira and staff salaries due to the invasion by protesting members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). In a statement issued by the LP’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, Abure condemned the actions of the NLC members, describing it as a “show of shame” and an abuse of office.

The conflict between the NLC and the LP leadership intensified when NLC members picketed the party’s secretariats nationwide, demanding Abure’s resignation. Despite security operatives preventing access to the LP national headquarters in Abuja, Abure claimed that the protesters broke into the offices, destroyed property, and stole money intended for staff salaries and official purposes.

Abure criticized the NLC leadership under Joe Ajaero, accusing them of attempting to undermine the LP’s achievements in the 2023 general election. He refuted claims that the LP was planning a secret convention, stating that the party had been transparent about its convention plans and had informed all stakeholders, including the NLC.

Furthermore, Abure asserted that the LP is not owned by the NLC and denounced the NLC’s actions as an abuse of office and the law. He accused Ajaero of having ulterior motives and vowed not to allow him to hijack the party.


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