THE Lagos chapter of Labour Party has dissociated itself from the party’s national convention slated to hold on Saturday, October 11, in Akure, the Ondo State capital.
The party said this in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Tony Okorocha said the decision to back out was reached through consultation with the State Working Committee members and other stakeholders Labour Party in the state.
“Deriving from a very extensive and exhaustive consultation with the State Working Committee members and other stakeholders cutting across the segment of Labour Party in Lagos, it was unanimously agreed that the chapter should distance itself from the party national convention slated for October 11, 2014 in Akure, Ondo State,” the party.
The party, while stating its reason for taken the decision, said: “a list of party delegates submitted and admitted by the outgoing national Exco by an unknown person does not in any way represent the state executive council members or other members of the party who are constitutionally mandated to attend and vote at conventions.
“We hereby state unequivocally that we consider the convention a huge joke, immoral and wholesome anti-party the conduct of an event of such magnitude at the instance and sponsorship of Dr Olusegun Mimiko, the executive governor of Ondo State, a full fledge member of another political party.
“We are not a party to the national convention neither are we going to respect or recognise the outcome of the convention.”
The Lagos chapter of the party said it uncovered that some politicians, who fell out of favour with their party leaders, now paraded themselves as leaders of Labour Party in Lagos, declaring that it did not reckon with these people or recognise them as LP leaders in the state.
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