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Omar To NASS Members: Join Us To Rebuild Strong LP

The Labour Party National Transition Committee (NTC) said there is no provision for neutral members in the process of rebuilding the party.

Chairman of the transition committee Comrade Abdulwaheed Omar, who spoke on Sunday, decried what he termed the neutral position taken by some lawmakers elected on the platform of the party since the leadership disagreement began after the 2023 general elections.

“All Labour Party members, especially leaders and stakeholders, not only in parliaments but everywhere across the country, to remind ourselves that building the Labour Party into a formidable winning party is the task of everyone.

“There can be no neutral household member who should feel at liberty to play fiddle when the house that gave him a pedestal is on fire or society is in conflagration.

“That has been the compelling situation of our party before the NLC/TUC Political Commission stepped into the rescue,” Omar stated.

He commended “a few members of the National Assembly who have shown deference to our efforts by extending their solidarity to the NLC’s National Transition Committee, even though mostly in word without substance,” but called on those who refused to stand with the new efforts to rebuild the party to open their eyes to the realities.

The transition committee chairman told them that the Labour Party needs a strong, united, and dynamic winning party going into 2027.

“That same 2027 has a single roof over all of us, and it is around the corner. It is indeed closer than they think.

“It is therefore incumbent and urgent upon stakeholders, including Labour Party members of our country’s National and state parliaments, and those in the few executive arms of government we presently have, to join hands with the NTC to build a strong new Labour Party,” he requested.

Omar stated that there is a need for a political party “that will emerge from our efforts to undertake a transparent, expansive, all-inclusive and integrity founded national convention anchored on state congresses which shall have their provenance in credible all-participatory ward congresses nationwide.”

NTC Chairman, media and publicity team Comrade Tony Akeni, noted that the leadership of the party regrets the position of “neutral stance” taken on the leadership crises by LP elected members in the legislatures in the country.

He said “It was by sheer accident of history that Mr Julius Abure was the sitting national chairman of the Labour Party in 2023 when the floodgates for elective aspirants was opened for the present crop of Labour Party legislators.

“Virtually one and all of them rode on the was the crest of Peter Obi’s talismanic popularity and the Obidients’ ballot gusto to the exalted political offices they occupy today.”

Akeni regretted that since Abure signed their candidacy forms, the elected lawmakers tend to believe that it was Abure that made them who they are presently, and “not the party and the party’s voters who made their wildest dreams come true.”

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