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NLC Protest to Demand for Julius Abure’s Resignation

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) launched a significant protest at the national secretariat of the Labour Party in Abuja this Wednesday. The protest, which comes ahead of the party’s national convention slated for the end of March, has underscored deep-seated tensions within the party’s ranks. Central to the NLC’s grievances is their demand for the ousting of Julius Abure, the National Chairman of the Labour Party, whom they accuse of orchestrating a “secret” convention devoid of major stakeholders’ involvement.

This internal discord has not only set Abure at odds with the NLC but also with members of the House of Representatives caucus, further complicating the party’s preparations for the forthcoming convention. Allegations of an intent to “destroy” the Labour Party have been levied against Abure, painting a picture of a party at war with itself.

The backdrop to these allegations was set by a report from PUNCH Online, detailing the National Working Committee of the Labour Party’s accusations against Joe Ajaero, alleging his desperate efforts to usurp Abure’s position. This claim emerged in response to an open letter by the NLC’s political arm, the Nigeria Labour Congress Political Commission, which vehemently criticized the plans laid out by Abure and the National Working Committee for the national convention scheduled to be held in Umuahia, Abia State, on March 27.

The NLC’s letter outlined a series of charges against Abure, including unilateral decisions regarding the convention, financial mismanagement, and disregard for the NLC’s leadership. It called for statewide mobilization to picket Labour Party secretariats on March 20, 2024, underscoring the depth of the NLC’s discontent with the current party leadership.

Amidst these tumultuous developments, the convention’s aim appears to be the reaffirmation of Abure’s role as the sole administrator of the Labour Party, a move shrouded in secrecy and controversy. The NLC’s political wing has declared the convention illegal, pushing for Abure’s immediate resignation and advocating for the establishment of a caretaker transition committee. This committee would be tasked with organizing a legitimate, inclusive national convention to steer the party away from its current crisis.

Contrary to the NLC’s actions, the Labour Party’s leadership has hit back, suggesting that the protests and demands are fueled by Ajaero’s ambitions to become the next national chairman. This accusation hints at internal power struggles and competing visions for the party’s future direction.

As the Labour Party grapples with these challenges, the unfolding drama reflects broader issues of governance, transparency, and internal democracy within political parties in Nigeria. The NLC’s intervention, although controversial, highlights the critical role of stakeholder engagement in party politics and the need for inclusive decision-making processes.

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