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INEC silence over Labour Party convention victory suggests compromise, says group

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By Chris Onuoha

A group called Labour Party Youth Vanguard (LPYV) has ‎threatened to petition the activities of Abdusalam and some INEC officials in the legal unit who are hell bent on distorting the truth, as well as compromising developments in the party, particularly Mrs. Popoola.

The group reacted to the unholy alignment between INEC and Ex-LP Chairman, ‎Abdukadir Abdulsalam who have established a new path that hinders peace, progress and unity in the ‎party. The illegitimate and false projection of Abdulsalam as the Labour Chairman against the result of ‎the party convention held few months ago has promoted discord in the party, the group claims.

The President of Labour Party Youth Vanguard, Usman Ibrahim ‎said “INEC must recognize the results of the convention and uphold Dr. Mike Omotosho as the new chairman of the party.” He went further to state that Labour Party only has one chairman, Dr. Mike Omotosho, who emerged as the party chairman.

The group’s President therefore probed INEC for compromising the constitutional standards of the commission and cautioned Abdusalam to accept defeat and allow the results of the national convention of ‎labour party to be fully operational.

It may be recalled that Dr. Mike Omotosho emerged chairman of Labour Party during the recent party convention conducted in Abuja. ‎However, the alignment and relationship between Abdukadir and INEC has raised a myriad of mixed reaction amongst party faithful members.

It was reported that Abdusalam played a pragmatic role in ‎shortchanging the progress of the party; he embezzled over 1.3 billion naira belonging to the party, ‎sponsored projects and contents that restricted growth in the party and cajoled the Independent National Electoral Commission against removing his name as the chairman of the party, thereby navigating the party towards the path of confusion.

The party has faced several challenges and it is now obvious that the need to engage a forthcoming Paradigm shift is basic as the 2019 general election draws close. Amidst the crisis in the party, Dr. Mike Omotosho, the new National Chairman has continued to steer the activities of the party towards visionary paths.

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