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Labour Party moves for peace

By John Okene
25 May 2023   |   3:44 am
The leadership of Labour Party (LP) has resolved to reconcile warring factions.

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The leadership of Labour Party (LP) has resolved to reconcile warring factions.

At a press conference, yesterday, in Abuja, the Security, Peace and Conflict Resolution Committee (LP-SPCRC), under leadership of retired Assistant Inspector General (AIG) Charles Ugomuoh, decried the raging rancour among groups within the party.

The committee vowed that it cannot “standby and allow the party to disintegrate.”

A statement by the duo of Ugomoh and panel’s secretary, Diyoke Kenneth, appealed to the aggrieved members and groups to “sheathe their sword and explore internal conflict resolution mechanism of the party.”

While noting that LP “is now the fastest growing party in Africa,” the committee also warned members against actions that are inimical to the party’s interest.

Some of the party’s leaders have been at loggerheads, leading to suspension of former Deputy National Chairman, Lamidi Apapa, expulsion of erstwhile National Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi and other breakaway members, amid a lingering suit on the legitimacy of Julius Abure as National Chairman.

The LP-SPCRC, which was inaugurated in 2022, is to among others, develop a security framework for rallies, campaigns and other activities, advise on security situation during campaigns in towns/state capitals, and to interface with security agencies on behalf of the party.

Ugomuoh, while fielding questions from newsmen, said they have invited the warring factions, who had made several submissions.

On whether their intervention is coming too late, he said no time was late to restore peace and oneness of LP as fastest growing party in Africa.

He said they want to leverage the popularity, urging aggrieved members to bury their past and resolve for equity.

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