Abure Re-elected as LP National Chairman Amidst NLC Protests

Mr. Julius Abure has been re-elected as the national chairman of the Labour Party (LP) for a second term, despite the ongoing protests by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC).

The announcement was made during the party’s national convention held in Nnewi, Anambra State.

During the convention, the Chairman of the National Convention and Deputy Governor of Abia State, Mr. Ikechukwu Emetu declared Abure the winner by a unanimous affirmation of delegates.

Other serving officers of the party were also returned.

However, the NLC had earlier called for Abure’s resignation as party chairman and the immediate constitution of a caretaker transition committee to organize a legitimate and all-inclusive national convention for the party.

The NLC’s stance was echoed by a factional chairman of the Labour Party in Anambra State, Mr. Peter Okoye, who described the convention as a sham.

Okoye claimed that there were no ward, local government, or state congresses to elect the National Working Committee (NWC) members, and that key stakeholders such as the NLC, Trade Union Congress (TUC), and members of the National Executive Committee (NEC) and Board of Trustees (BOT) were not present at the convention.

Despite these concerns, Abure’s re-election as the LP National Chairman has been confirmed, and it remains to be seen how the party will navigate the challenges posed by the NLC’s protests and the factional disputes within the party.

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