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Labour Party Crisis: New Anambra LP Chairman Emerges, Insists Abure Remains Sacked

As a new chairman, Hon. Peter Okoye, has taken office in the state, the turmoil engulfing the national leadership of the Labour Party (LP) has spread to Anambra State.

In a meeting with the party’s new executive, Okoye announced that Hon. Ugochukwu Emeh had been fired.

According to him, Barr Julius Abure, the party’s controversial national chairman, called the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, which Emeh attended.

He said that Okoye, together with other executives, had taken Emeh’s place as Anambra State’s interim state chairman.

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After meeting with his executive, Okoye met the media in Awka. He stated that Abure is still the former national chairman of the LP and that Hon. Ugochukwu Emeh is no longer the state chairman of the organization in Anambra State.

“I just held a meeting to enlighten members of my executive of what is happening at the national level in our great party. Labour party is still one. Our former national chairman, Barr Julius Abure was suspended, due to forgery, perjury and criminal activities in our party.

“After Abure’s suspension, he went ahead and called NEC meeting, which is contempt of court. So the resolution was everyone that attended the NEC meeting convened by him, except the presidential candidate of Labour Party and his vice, all the senators-elect, House of Representatives members-elect, governor-elect and the House of Assembly members-elect should be suspended.

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“So in Anambra, I was appointed to replace the former chairman of the party, Hon Ugochukwu Emeh. He was one of those who attended the illegal NEC meeting in Asaba called by Abure. Everyone you see here today are now new members of the executive, and we will act for six months,” he said.

Speaking further, Okoye said: “We want to make it clear that the story surrounding Apapa is false. He is not being sponsored by Tinubu. Apapa is against the criminal activities happening in the party for a long time. He has been in the party for over 21 years. About N400million is at stake and no one is talking about it.

“What is happening is that the party is not against Peter Obi, but we are here to fight the bad management style of Abure because no one is above the law.


“The N400million we are talking about is party funds, which he (Abure) diverted to his own personal account.”

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In response to questions from reporters over his supposed removal, Hon Emeh claimed that Okoye and his cronies intended to defraud gullible party members.


He asserted that he was still the state chairman and urged party members to keep their distance from Okoye.


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