June 6, 2024

LP crisis: Party bows to pressure, renames Obidient Directorate

Labour Party

John Alechenu, Abuja

Following a backlash over the naming and composition of the leadership structure of the “Obidient Directorate,” the leadership of the Labour Party (LP) has renamed the directorate. 

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Obiora Ifoh, announced the party’s decision in a tarse statement in Abuja on Thursday. 

According to him, the Obidient Directorate will now be known and referred to as the Directorate of Mobilisation and Integration. 

Ifoh said, “Following the controversies arising from the creation of the Directorate of OBIDIENT Affairs, in the party, the Directorate is hereby renamed the Directorate of Mobilisation and Integration.

“The inauguration will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the party’s National Secretariat, Utako, Abuja, by 10 a.m. Party members and the general public should take note.”

Recall that over 200 support groups, which make up the Obidient Movement, had denounced the LP leadership for setting up the directorate and naming some persons as directors.

The support groups, in a statement dissociating themselves from the new directorate, accused  the National Working Committee (NWC) of the LP, under the leadership of Comrade Julius Abure, of trying to use the directorate to strip the movement of its independence.