The National Chairman of the Labour Party, Julius Abure, has terminated the appointments of five aides.
The development is coming hours after the apex court judgment, which ended the 171-day legal tussle by the LP Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi and his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Atiku Abubakar, against the election of President Bola Tinubu was delivered.
Their dismissal, which was contained in a letter titled “Termination of Appointments of Key Aides to the National Chairman” was signed by National Secretary of the party, Malam Umar Farouk.
The affected appointees were Chairman of Labour Party Presidential Campaign Committee on Special Duties, Mandela Ukegbu; Senior Special Assistant on Presidential Campaign, Fund Raising and Grassroot Mobilization, Balami Isaac David; Senior Special Adviser on Strategy, Protocol and International Relations, Didacus Joe-Adigwe; Senior Special Assistant on Special Duties and Mobilization, Princess Ajibola and Senior Special Assistant on ICT, Isaac Imasuagbon.
The statement read in part, “The National Chairman wishes them well in their future engagements. He also warned Mr. Ukegbu who has continued to parade himself to the public claiming to be an aide to the National Chairman to desist from doing so henceforth.”
According to The PUNCH, while the letter offered no excuse for the termination of appointments, a party chieftain who pleaded anonymity offered an explanation.
He said, “When you consider their remuneration now that the election and court cases have ended, it only makes sense to cut down on the workforce and official aides. It is also likely the presidential campaign council of Peter Obi may be dissolved very soon.”