LP crisis deepens as legal adviser nullifies Rivers exco dissolution
The internal crisis rocking the Labour Party resurrected on Thursday with its National Legal Adviser, Akingbade Oyelekan, dismissing the dissolution of the party’s executive council in Rivers State.
According to him, the decision was faulty and would not stand.
According to report, the spokesperson for the LP Presidential Campaign Council, Kenneth Okonkwo, had in a statement, dissolved the executive council of the Rivers State chapter of the party over alleged anti-party activities and corruption.
But Oyelekan told journalists in Abuja that Okonkwo was not a member of the party’s National Working Committee and does not have the powers to dissolve the party executives.
Tinubu vs Obi, Atiku: nothing has changed in Nigeria since 1979 – Fayose
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has said Nigeria hasn’t changed since 1979. He made the statement on Thursday following the outcome of the 2023 presidential election. Fayose spoke while fielding questions from journalists on Arise Television’s Morning Show. According to him, there is a lot wrong with Nigeria, adding that he blamed the majority of the problem the country is facing on stakeholders and politicians. Recall that the All Progressives Congress, APC’s Bola Ahmed Tinubu recently won the 2023 presidential election, beating close rivals Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s Atiku Abubakar and Labour Party’s Peter Obi. Atiku and Obi have since headed to the courts to challenge the victory of Tinubu. Fayose said, “There is a lot wrong with Nigeria. Since 1979 nothing has changed. I blamed the majority of the problem on stakeholders and politicians. “When you asked Buhari in 2015 if you lose the election, would you concede defeat, he said I would win. He never conceived he would lose. “I told you the senators, House of Rep members are returning to the House of Assembly. The system is sick. Nobody is protecting it. “Rather than blaming INEC, we need to draw a red line like the army. Nothing was wrong in the election.”
People of Abia have spoken with votes – Orji Kalu Congratulates Alex Otti
The Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Kalu has sent a congratulatory message to Abia Governor-elect, Alex Otti. He said the people of Abia State have spoken with their votes by choosing the Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in the March 18 elections. He urged all Abians to close ranks and support the governor-elect “in rebuilding the state for the betterment of the people”. Sen. Kalu said this in a congratulatory message he sent to Otti on Thursday in Abuja. The senator applauded the political maturity demonstrated by candidates of all political parties during the election. According to him, the collective interests of the Abia people should be placed above personal ambitions. “I congratulate Chief Alex Otti of the Labour Party (LP) who emerged victorious in the last Saturday’s governorship election in Abia state.“The people of Abia State have spoken with their votes and as such Abians regardless of party affiliation must rally support for the governor-elect.“Judging from his antecedents in the private sector, I am optimistic that Otti will bring to bear his administrative acumen in piloting the affairs of Abia State.“I urge Abia people to be steadfast, positive minded and peaceful during this period,” Senator Kalu said. The former governor of Abia wished Otti a successful tenure in office. Otti had won the governorship election in the state by a landslide. He polled a total of 172,386 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Okey Ahiwe, who garnered 88,174 votes.
Abia Guber: People’s wish respected – Peter Obi congratulates Gov-elect, Alex Otti
Peter Obi, the 2023 Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, has sent a congratulatory message to the Abia State Governor-elect, Alex Otti.Obi said Otti’s victory was an indication that the wishes of the people of Abia State were respected.On Wednesday, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had declared Otti the winner of the gubernatorial election.The LP governorship candidate in Abia State defeated his closest challenger, Okey Ahiwe of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to emerge winner of last Saturday’s election.He polled 175, 467 votes, against Ahiwe who got 88,529.Reacting to his victory, Obi prayed for God’s guidance on Otti.Tweeting, Obi wrote: “A while ago, I spoke with my brother, Dr. Alex Otti @alexottiofr, the Governor-elect of Abia State and heartily congratulated him on his election.“I am gratified that the will and wish freely expressed by the Abia electorates have been respected.“I pray for God’s guidance and protection for the incoming Governor of God’s Own State. -PO”
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