LP crisis: Abure finally speaks on Peter Obi’s criticism of national convention conduct


Recall that Obi was conspicuously absent at the convention held in Anambra. He also publicly criticised the conduct of the convention

The Labour Party, LP, National Chairman, Julius Abure, says the party’s National Convention enjoyed the support of its 2023 presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Recall that Obi was conspicuously absent at the convention held in Anambra. He also publicly criticised the conduct of the convention saying it was not done in accordance with laid down guidelines.
Also absent at the event was Governor Alex Otti of Abia State.
LP Board of Trustees, BoT, had also rejected the party’s National Convention that saw the re-emergence of Abure as National Chairman.
Addressing a press conference at the party’s headquarters in Abuja, Abure downplayed the controversy that trailed the convention, saying Obi supported the event in one way or the other.
He also thanked Otti for supporting the convention.
However, Abure said: “When we say that the Labour Party is different, this is one aspect that makes us different from all other Political Parties. In our party, organs like the NWC, NEC and the Convention make decisions irrespective of the desire of the political leaders. I therefore want to thank all our supporters who stood by us during the National Convention and, by so doing, promoted the Principle of Party Supremacy.
“We also seize this opportunity to appreciate the Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti who supported the National Convention. It must be noted that all delegates from the state, including the Deputy Governor, Commissioners, State Legislators, Advisers and all other appointees who were delegates, were present at the Convention. I especially thank the Deputy Governor Eng. Ikechukwu Emetu for representing his boss and leading other members of the State Executive Council to the Convention.

“We are also using this opportunity to appreciate some OBIDIENT members who understood the issues clearly and then supported the Convention and its outcome. We appreciate our national leader, Peter Gregory Obi, who, in one way or another, gave his support.
“Peter Obi’s position is clearly understood. His situation is similar to that of a man who is married to about four wives and expected to protect the interests of all the wives and the children. Hence, we appreciate him for his tactfulness.”

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