Nigeria Labour Congress Passes Vote of No Confidence on Labour Party Chairman, Calls for Resignation and Inclusive Convention

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has issued a vote of no confidence against Mr. Julius Abure, the national chairman of the Labour Party (LP), citing concerns over his leadership style and management of party affairs. In a statement released by the NLC’s Political Commission and signed by Comrades Titus Amba and Chris Uyot, the NLC accused Abure of running the party as a sole administrator and called for his immediate resignation.

The NLC expressed dismay over the scheduling of a National Convention by Abure without informing the leadership of the NLC, describing it as an aberration and a continuation of mismanagement within the Labour Party. It highlighted the failure of Abure to fully implement agreements reached with organised labour, including the conduct of an all-inclusive National Convention as mandated by a court judgment.

Furthermore, the NLC raised concerns about allegations of financial mismanagement and maladministration within the Labour Party, including the diversion of funds received from the sale of nomination forms and donations for political campaigns. It noted the suspension of Ms. Oluchi Opara, the party’s National Treasurer, and pending cases of fraud and misrepresentation against Abure.

The NLC called for the constitution of a caretaker transition committee to organize a legitimate and all-inclusive National Convention of the Labour Party, emphasizing the need for transparency and accountability in party affairs. It urged Nigerians who support the Labour Party not to despair and reaffirmed the NLC’s commitment to the party’s ideology and purpose.

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