By Victor Ahiuma-Young
ABUJAâ€”NIGERIA Labour Congress (NLC), yesterday denied knowledge of any crisis in the leadership of Labour Party (LP), and called on all affiliates and the general public to discountenance reports of crisis in the party.
NLC in a statement by its General Secretary, Comrade John Odah, insisted that the Comrade Dan Nwanyanwu-led national leadership of the Labour Party was intact.
The statement read in part: â€œThe attention of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has been drawn to a news item published in several national dailies, alleging the suspension of the National Leadership of the Labour Party (LP) under Mr Dan Nwanyanwu by a group that claims to be members and stakeholders of the party.
We wish to state for the avoidance of doubt and in the interest of many of our affiliates and majority of unsuspecting members of the public, that we are not aware of any crisis in the Labour Party.
We therefore call on all affiliates of Congress and the general public to discountenance the said publication as the Comrade Dan Nwanyanwu-led national leadership of the Labour Party is intact.
We wish to also state that Labour Party no longer has its offices at the Labour House, Central Business District, Abuja contrary to the claims of the group that made the said publication.â€
â€œThe party moved its national headquarters from the Labour House some three years ago and is now located at Plot 73, Ladoke Akintola Boulevard, Garki II, Abuja. Congress wishes that the Labour Party remains an epitome of an internally strong and enduring institution with solid democratic ethos.