Labour Party Board of Trustees Takes Over The Running of The Party, Reject Abure Reelection

Labour Party Board of Trustees Takes Over The Running of The Party, Reject Abure Reelection

by Victor Ndubuisi

With Mr. Julius Abure’s term as president of the National Working Committee coming to an end, the Labour Party’s Board of Trustees has intervened to assume leadership of the organisation. According to a news statement published on March 27, 2024, the goal of this action is to avoid any leadership voids within the party.

Following discussions with important parties, the decision complies with the Labour Party Constitution. The Board of Trustees is getting ready for an inclusive National Convention in accordance with a consent judgement from the Federal High Court on March 20, 2018. The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) was declared the legitimate proprietor of the Labour Party in this ruling by Justice Gabriel Kolawole, who also ordered the formation of an extensive National Convention.

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The Board’s action also comes in the wake of a 2022 agreement that was negotiated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and signed by Mr. Julius Abure, the former National Chairman, the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

The Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Comrade S.O.Z. Ejiofor, praised in a statement the commitment to the party’s values shown by candidates, market merchants, workers, students, and youth. He gave stakeholders the reassurance that the Board is determined to move quickly to begin the process of holding an inclusive national convention.


The Board promises a transparent approach that will begin with grassroots congresses at different levels, in contrast to the recent events in Nnewi. This strategy seeks to include all actual Labour Party members and will be carried out in an open manner with pertinent authorities and media.

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The statement pledged to resolve misconduct inside the party and noted that Mr. Peter Obi, the leader of the Labour Party, and other important stakeholders had declined to support the party event in Nnewi.

Comrade Ejiofor concluded by underlining the Board’s commitment to revitalising and reestablishing the Labour Party as a means of advancing Nigeria and its citizens’ sociopolitical standing.


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