Ebonyi Labour Party Transition Committee Upholds Oko As the Leader

The State Chairman of the Labour Party Transition Committee in Ebonyi State Southeast Nigeria, Mr Igiri Innocent has upheld Mr Splendour Oko as the leader of the party in the State even as the crisis in the Party persists.

The party has been in crisis since the 2023 general election.

Two factions; one loyal to Splendour Oko Eze, the 2023 governorship candidate of the party, and the other to former Minister of State for Health, Chief Fidelis Nwankwo have been at war over the control of the party in the state.

The crisis persisted last weekend when the Nwankwo faction declared the former Minister of State for Health the leader of LP in the state.

This was contained in a communique signed by some leaders of the party who are loyal to Nwankwo. The Communique was signed by Chief Linus Okorie, Dr. Ezeh Emmanuel and Chief Emmanuel Nwobia.

But the Splendour Eze faction said Eze remains the state leader of LP in the state.

In a statement signed by the Chairman, State Transition Committee Labour Party Ebonyi State, Comrade Igiri Innocent, the faction said Nwankwo was too old to be the leader of LP in Ebonyi.

We have the mandate of the people to inform the general public that the Labour Party Ebonyi State chapter will never accept Engr. Fidelis Nwankwo as the leader of LP in the state as being proposed by some notorious political game hijackers for very bad obvious reasons.

“Just to mention a few; Engr  Fidelis Nwankwo is too old and belongs to the old system which the youths are seeking to change through Mr. Peter Obi.

“Secondly, Engr. Fidelis Nwankwo who the hijackers are projecting to be the leader has forgotten that the person who brought him to the Labour Party is our Leader Comrade Splendour Oko Eze.

“We therefore make bold to inform the general public that the leader of the Labour Party in Ebonyi State is no other person but Comrade Splendour Oko Eze, the 2023 Gubernatorial candidate of the party in Ebonyi state.

“Just as Mr. Peter Obi by the virtue of his being the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party in 2023 is today the Leader of the Party in the entire nation, so is Mr Splendour Oko Eze. Anyone who wishes to be our leader in the state should first of all go and remove Splendour Oko Eze from being the 2023 guber candidate, then he can aspire to lead” the faction said.

 

 

 

 

Emmanuel Ukoh

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