LP kicks as NLC plans to host stakeholders meeting

Labour Party (LP) has kicked against a proposed Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) stakeholders meeting, which it has described as a jamboree by drama boys, illegal and nullity.

Recall that the party’s faction, under the leadership of the embattled Julius Abure, threw caution to the wind recently when it went ahead to hold the National Convention of the party against popular advice to shift the exercise and do a proper consultation.

The outcome had been less than honourable as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had since disowned the convention However, a statement from the publicity secretary of the party, ObioraIfoh, yesterday, lamented that the attention of the party’s leadership had been drawn to a letter of invitation trending in some sections of the media purportedly written by some desperate characters in the NLC inviting some Nigerians to an illegal stakeholders meeting scheduled to hold today in Abuja wherein they propose to appoint a caretaker committee for LP.

The statement reads: “This meeting, being organised by some drama boys and attention-seeking personalities in the NLC, is illegal as we have not authorised it, and it is not supported by any law in the land. Therefore, its outcome will be a nullity.

“We are, therefore, calling on all genuine members of the party to disregard and shun the meeting.

“A few days ago, the Federal Government raised the electricity tariff to about 300 per cent, and the NLC has neither responded to it nor called out its members to protest the increment; but it is quick to convene an unlawful meeting of members who are not even party members.”

“We are calling on the law enforcement agencies to rise to the occasion and abort this gathering, which may likely constitute a public nuisance.

“NLC does not have any proprietary right over the LP, and, therefore, cannot continue to lay claim to its ownership.”

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