Thursday, December 25, 2014

BAD MARKET FOR 'OYATO' GOVERNOR: Labour Party Renounces EX-Oyo Gov. Alao Akala

Labour Party (LP) has renounced former Oyo State Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, Great Ogboru, and Tonye Princewill.

The party stated reasons that they are not the governorship candidates representing Oyo, Delta and Rivers states and are yet to field any candidate for next year’s general elections, thereby warning those parading themselves as the party’s flagbearer to stop.

The National Caretaker Committee put in place by the organised labour – the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) – said at a news conference at the NLC secretariat in Abuja that the three men were not known as the party’s members. The LP is fictionalised with organised labour, which claimed to have registered the party, setting up a committee to conduct fresh elections after dissociating itself from the national convention held in Akure.

The committee’s chairman, Salisu Muhammed, said the party’s former national chairman, Dan Nwanyanwu and his ex-scribe were only using the three men to enrich themselves. Mohammed said those claiming to have purchased nomination forms did that fraudulently and therefore, could not represent the party.

He said: “Of recent, the media has been awashed with purported entry of Alao-Akala into our party to contest for governorship election in Oyo State. “He is said to have been given ticket by Salam and Mr. Dan Nwanyanwu – former National Secretary and National Chairman. “This situation also goes to Chief Princewill Tonye of Rivers State, Chief Great Ogboru of Delta State, as well as some followers of Governor Elechi of Ebonyi State.

They are now the latest victims of political buccaneers. In one word, we honestly counsel you all: don’t jump from frying pan to fire.” Mohammed said the party was taking legal action against Nwanyanwu to retrieve its Certificate of Registration and other party’s property that were still in his possession. He said Nwanyanwu was earlier given a three-day demand notice on the issue, which had since elapsed, lamenting that he had chosen the path of dishonour.

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