…Warns Those Parading Themselves as Party Officers to Desist Forthwith
By Abuchi Onwumelu
The Chairman of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Anambra State Chapter, Comrade Jerry Nnubia (Ezennia) this afternoon warned those parading themselves as party officers to desist forthwith, emphasizing that NLC owned the party and its structure nationwide.
Addressing Newsmen in Awka, Comrade Nnubia who is the immediate past president of Nigeria Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE) said that Labour Party were duly registered and nurtured by Nigeria Labour Congress and would not allow anybody or group to hijack it.
His words, ‘We received the report of an ongoing scam by some persons who claim to be national officers of the Labour Party.
‘We understand that these persons led by one Mr. Julius Abure have been sneaking around Anambra State soliciting for money from governorship aspirants in the forthcoming Anambra State gubernatorial election.
‘ We wish to publicly state that these characters are unknown to Labour Party in Anambra State. There is only one national leadership of the Labour Party in Nigeria and it is under the caretaking of Comrade Maria Lebeke.
‘This interim leadership enjoys the goodwill and support of the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress who are the authentic owners of the Labour Party and in whose custody the Certificate of Registration of the Labour Party is currently kept.
‘We understand the huge temptation faced by many politicians in Anambra State to get on board the platform of the Labour Party given the popular appeal of our great party.
‘We urge all gubernatorial aspirants wishing to contest under the platform of the Labour Party to please avoid doing any business with Mr. Abure and his company of journey men as such exercise would amount to nullity, waste of resources and a huge stench on their political profile and personalities as the public would see them as being heedless, desperate, and reckless.
‘While we continue to serve the interest of workers and the masses, we reiterate that the Labour Party in Anambra State is not for sale. Comrade Jerry Nnubia
State Chairman, NLC, Anambra State Council concluded.