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LP frowns at internal rancour, calls for reconciliation

The leadership of the Labour Party, LP, has expressed displeasure at the rancour ranging among groups in the party.

Head of Security, Peace and Conflict Resolution Committee, (LP-SPCRC) of the party, Retired Assistant Inspector General, AIG, Charles Ugomuoh, made this known at a news conference in Abuja.

Ugomuoh who vowed not to standby and allow the party to disintegrate called on aggrieved members and groups to sheath their swords and explore internal conflict resolution mechanism as provided by the Committee to resolve their differences.

He noted that the Labour Party is now the fastest growing party in Africa and warned members against actions that are inimical to LP’s interests.

He expressed happiness with its performance and achievements in the last general election, especially the presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi”.

The Labour Party has been enmeshed in a leadership scuffle with members of its National Working Committee (NWC) at dogger-drawn against one another.

A situation that led to the suspension of the former Deputy National Chairman, Lamidi Apapa, the expulsion of the former National Publicity Secretary, Abayomi Arabambi, and other breakaway members, amid a lingering suit on the legitimacy of Julius Abure, as National Chairman of the LP.

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

Reporting by Georgina Humphrey; Editing by Julian Osamoto