Labour Party Denies Sack of Chairman

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By Onyebuchi Ezigbo in Abuja
The leadership of the Labour Party (LP) has dismissed the purported suspension of its national chairman, Abdulsallam Abdulkadir, describing those behind it as strangers and miscreants.  The party said that none of its national officers or national executive members were part of Monday’s meeting where the chairman was allegedly removed.
Addressing a press conference on Tuesday at the party’s national secretariat, the National Publicity Secretary, Ebere Ifendu, said the lone senator of the party, Senator Omo-Agege’s plot to join the All Progressives Congress (APC) was the reason for fuelling the ‘fake faction’.
She said the alleged sack of the chairman of the party was part of a grand design to achieve the sole target of creating a faction in Labour Party so as to enable those who want to defect to do so without attracting the wrath of the law.
She said the party is aware that the senator has been romancing the ruling APC, and attending its meeting in Delta State since he won his election on the platform of Labour Party, thereby causing artificial crises for him to officially defect to APC.
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