The Labour Party (LP), has tasked Nigerians to disregard the activities of the acclaimed Lamidi Apapa led faction of the party and its planned illegal National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Bauchi.
LP Acting National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, said this at a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja tagged “Labour Party on the Developments in the party particularly on the illegal NEC meeting holding in Bauchi”.
The Labour Party spokesperson thanked Nigerians for keeping faith with the party in its quest to reclaim the mandate given to it by the people through the tribunal.
“We also learnt though painfully that there will always be a judas in every twelve and in our own case, it is about six of our former leaders who are now suspended.
“A suspended Deputy National Chairman, choosed to betray the worthy course of reclaiming Nigeria by selling their conscience to the devil and made money their mammon.
The Statement Reads
Let me sincerely thank you for keeping faith with the Labour Party and reporting us very well since the battle for the soul of Nigeria commenced last year with the emergence of his Excellency Peter Obi as our presidential candidate for the 2023 election, as you already know the battle was fierce and horrible, Nigerians spoke with a loud voice but the agents of darkness had other agenda up their sleeves.
They earlier warned that power is not served à la-carte, that it must be fought for, grabbed, seized and ran away with. That lesson we have come to learn in a bitter way. Today, instead of celebrating and getting ready to be sworn in as a ruling party come May 29, we have found ourself trying to get back our mandate through the tribunal. What a sad story.
One of the lessons we learnt is that these agents of darkness can go all the way to destabilize a political party by infiltrating its leadership and planting moles who are of course, heavily compromised to ensure that the party looses focus. Heart of men are desperately evil and who can know it, so says the good book.
We also learnt though painfully that there will always be a Judas in every twelve. In our own case about six of our former leaders who are now suspended and led by Lamidi Apapa, a suspended Deputy National Chairman, choose to paint their legs black for a few wards of naira, to betray the worthy course of reclaiming Nigeria.
They sold their conscience to the devil and made money their mammon.As I address you now, six of them, in furtherance of the directives from their paymasters, are meeting in Bauchi for a fake and unlawful National Executive Council (NEC).
Surprisingly, this is coming barely two weeks after the party held its very successful NEC meeting in Asaba, Delta state that was attended by virtually all NEC members including 36 state chairmen and Secretaries, all members of the National Working Committee, most of the elected members of the national assembly, leader and presidential candidate of the party, Mr. Peter Obi, party trustees including the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) amongst others.
One of the invitees of the purpoted NEC is our leader and presidential candidate, Peter Obi who incidentally on Monday was on a national television where he referred these characters as paid agents and hirelings. He also made it clear that he had never met with Apapa and that there were no issues in the party and that the reported crisis is just the “rascality” by paid agents bent on derailing the party to pursue justice.
We urge the members of the public and our teaming supporters to continue to disregard the activities of Apapa and his cohorts particularly the so called NEC meeting in Bauchi.