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NLC transition committee demands Abure’s resignation as LP national chairman

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Members of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) transition committee staged a protest on Tuesday to demand the resignation of Julius Abure, national chairman of the Labour Party (LP).

The committee, tasked with revitalising the party towards a national convention, is chaired by Abdulwaheed Umar, a former president of the NLC, while Sam Amadi and Abiodun Olamosun are co-chairmen.

According to Channels Television, Omar and some other members of the labour union marched to the LP’s headquarters in Abuja, chanted solidarity songs, and called for the resignation of Abure.

The protesters, who argued that Abure’s tenure as LP chairman had expired, were denied entry into the premises.

Police officers fired teargas to disperse the protesters, who were shouting “open the gate”.

The LP has been embroiled in a leadership crisis since Lamidi Apapa, the deputy national chairman of the party (south), declared himself the acting national chairman last year.

The crisis deepened when a national convention of the party held in Anambra saw Julius Abure re-elected as chairman of the LP despite opposition by a faction.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it did not monitor the party’s national convention.

The board of trustees (BoT) of the party described the convention that re-elected Abure as a charade and added that Abure’s tenure was over as national chairman of the party.

In May, the party inaugurated a transition committee to reposition LP as a party to reckon with in the Nigerian political space and conduct a new national convention.

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‘I stand by my utterances’, says Ndume as he rejects Senate’s new role

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Senator Ali Ndume has addressed his recent removal as the Senate Chief Whip, asserting that, after reviewing the circumstances, his actions did not justify his dismissal.

Ndume’s ousting came following his criticism of President Bola Tinubu’s administration.

Two days after his removal, Ndume declined the Senate Committee on Tourism chairmanship, citing a lack of experience and exposure necessary for such a position.

Speaking from his home in Maiduguri, he mentioned he never aspired to be the Senate Chief Whip, having already served as the Senate leader during the eighth Senate.

Ndume shared that he was offered the opportunity to choose a committee to serve as vice-chairman due to his role in securing Godwill Akpabio’s election as Senate President.

On the calls for him to resign from the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ndume reaffirmed his status as a founding party member.

He recounted his involvement in the formation of the APC, being one of the twenty-two senators who left the PDP to establish the new party back when Abdullahi Ganduje was the deputy governor of Kano State.

Ndume noted that he consulted his constituents before publicly joining the APC at the request of former President Muhammadu Buhari and President Bola Tinubu, demonstrating his unwavering commitment to his people.

The senator explained his delayed response to his removal, citing the mourning of a family member’s death.

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Actress Hilda Dokubo suspended as Labour Party’s Rivers chairperson

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The Labour Party Chairman in Rivers, Hilda Dokubo, was on Thursday suspended as a member of the party in her ward, Asari Toru Local Government Area of the state.

The suspension is contained in a letter written to the Labour Party Chairman of the Asari Toru LGA and signed by the Ward Chairman, Ajalamonia Ibama, the Secretary, Lole Amacheer and the Treasurer, Emmanuel Ibamathe. Others who signed the letter were the Women leader, Osaki Dieypiriye, and the Publicity Secretary, Osaki Dokubo.

Dokubo was suspended on July 15, after an emergency meeting of the party’s ward executive committee and ratified by the Asari Toru LGA Executives of the party on July 18. The party ward officials suspended the state Party Chairman alleging financial misconduct, abuse of office and breach of party regulations amidst other allegations.

The ward executives said that the decision was made following a thorough investigation into these allegations, saying they reportedly uncovered substantial evidence.

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Appeal court affirms Douye Diri as Bayelsa governor

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The court of appeal in Abuja has affirmed the election of Douye Diri as governor of Bayelsa state.

A three-member panel of the appellate court dismissed the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate Timipre Sylva, for lacking in merit.

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