Labour Party National Chairman Denies Report of Collapsing the Party’s Structure for APC in South West
Labour Party has refuted rumors that its Southwest structure has merged with the All Progressives Congress.
On Monday, the National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Barrister Julius Abure, disproved the rumor.
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Several media outlets had reported that the LP in the SouthWest had allied with the APC in advance of the 2023 general election.
According to reports, the alleged chairman of the Southwest LP, Omotoso Banji, was responsible for the collapse of the party’s structure in Akure, the capital of Ondo State.
In a conversation with our correspondent, the National Chairman of the party described the report as false.
According to Abure, the alleged regional party leader, Banji was expelled from the party decades ago for his participation in anti-party activities.
He added that since Banji is not an LP official, he cannot take such a position or make such a decision on behalf of the party.
Abure questioned why the APC would rely on Banji’s claim that the Labour Party’s structure in the region would crumble.
He stated, “Rather than redeeming their image and apologizing to Nigerians for mismanagement, the APC is seeking cheap publicity.”
“Nigerians have been duped previously, in 2015 and 2019, and they cannot be duped again in 2023.
“The All Progressives Congress should redeem their image and cease using a member we have expelled over the years for propaganda purposes.