The Lagos State Labour Party Working Committee, chaired by Pastor Dayo Ekong, has declared that there is no crisis or faction inside the chapter, and has labelled any other group or exco as being unlawful and unconstitutional.
According to The PUNCH, Ekong issued a statement through the Lagos State LP publicity secretary, Mrs. Olubunmi Odesanya, in which he labelled the splinter group led by one Mr. Olumide Adesoyin as “impostors” who were out to disrupt the chapter’s peace at any cost.
Recall that Adesoyin announced a new LP executive committee in the state on Friday, rejecting the exco led by Ekong that participated in the 2023 general elections on behalf of the party.
According to Adesoyin, the Ekong-led executive committee is no longer legally accepted due to the removal of the Mr. Julius Abure-led National Working Committee of the party, which had first nominated the Ekong-led executive committee.
However Ekong, on Monday, insisted that Adesoyin and his cohorts remained impostors, who interpreted court orders to suit their selfish interests.
Ekong said, “The general public should disregard Adesoyin’s claim because neither the party’s constitution nor INEC recognises them.
“The properly constituted Lagos LP exco is still in force, and all party activities are still being carried out from the party secretariat situated at No. 59, Oduduwa Way, GRA, Ikeja.
“Nigerians should know that there is no faction in the Labour Party, either at the national or state level.
“There is only one legally constitutional and recognised national chairman and secretary of the party in the persons of Mr Julius Abure and Alhaji Umar Farouk, respectively.”