The Labour Party (LP), Ogun State chapter, has demanded an immediate dissolution of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council over alleged domination by party leaders of the Southern extraction.
The party also passed a vote of no confidence on the LP National Chairman, Julius Abure.
Addressing newsmen in Abeokuta, the State Secretary of LP, Engr Feyisola Michael, alleged what he termed “southernisation” of the PCC against the northern interest.
Michael said since the LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and the National Chairman hail from the South, the positions of the Director General and the General Secretary, should not be occupied by another southerners, Dr Doyin Okupe and the Chief Clement Ojukwu.
He said in the interest of fairness and the spirit of federal character as enshrined in the constitution, the positions should be ceded to the North East and North Central.
The state chapter of LP also accused Abure of plan “to illegally discontinue Ogun State LP’s litigation seeking court order on relisting of the candidates list by INEC.”
He said Abure plotted hijacking of the case currently ongoing in the Federal High Court by taking it over from Ogun State Legal adviser Bar Mawah Monday.
He said “Therefore: We here by passed a vote of no confidence on “Bar Julius ABURE National Chairman of LP,
Chief Clement Ojukwu National Organizing Secretary who also double as the General Secretary of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council instead of the National Secretary.
“We also demand the following: That the meeting of National Executive Council be summoned immediately to avert further political unrest as the party has been hijacked by PDP dissidents through Clement Ojukwu and Bar Julius ABURE
“The immediate dissolution of the entire Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council to reflect true Federal Character as enshrined in the constitution so that the North East ,North Central, National Secretary and Deputy National Chairman South can all have their constitutional role openly effected
“That the Director General and Secretary General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council be ceded to the North east and North Central since the Presidential candidate and National Chairman are both from the South
“The immediate recognitions of the National Publicity Secretary to his rightful position in the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council and the Labour Party constitution.”