By Henry Umoru
ABUJA—SENATOR Ovie Omo-Agege, Labour Party, LP ( Delta Central), said yesterday, that he should be counted out of the crisis rocking the Labour Party, just as he denied any involvement in the political quagmire rocking the party.
According to him, the current leadership crisis was not instigated by him, as rumoured by some aggrieved members of the party, adding that the behaviour and actions of the sacked National Chairman, Alhaji Abubakar Salam, were responsible for the problems of the party.
A statement by the Senior Legislative Aide to Omo-Agege, Prince Efe Duku, and made available to journalists yesterday in Abuja, said: “Sequel to resolutions reached on Monday by the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the party, Atare Adou is now the acting National Chairman of Labour Party, while Akingbade Oyelekan is the acting National Secretary. We also know that the NEC removed Alhaji Salam from office as the Chairman of the party.”
“NEC also suspended some other officials of the party. We know too that over 15 (of the about 22) members of the National Working Committee, NWC of the party endorsed the said decisions of the NEC. These are facts.
“In our opinion, this approach to the serious crisis in the party is grossly irresponsible and diversionary. Blaming Senator Omo-Agege for the collective decisions taken by over 15 NWC adults and tens of other adult NEC members only emphasises Salam’s poor leadership offering in LP.”