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Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by DukeOfNigeria: 7:42pm On May 30, 2022
Abdulsalam’s ex-deputy vows to obtain new court orders today

NLC still in court against Abure, says Falana


Plans by former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, to contest next year’s presidential election on the platform of Labour Party (LP) appeared shaky yesterday, as a faction of the party threatened to renew its legal battle this week.

Former Deputy National Chairman of the LP, Calistus Okafor, gave the hint in an interview with THISDAY in Abuja.

Similarly, yesterday, lawyer to Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC), Mr. Femi Falana, confirmed that the case, which the unions instituted against the late Abdulkadir Abdulsalam leadership of the party, now under the Julius Abure faction, was still pending in court

Okafor, who leads a faction of LP, wondered why Obi failed to carry out due diligence before he, allegedly, identified with a faction of the party, which the factional national chairman described as the wrong faction.

Obi left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last week and announced his readiness to pursue his presidential aspiration in the LP faction led by Abure.

However, Okafor told THISDAY that Obi decided to defect to LP without proper information on the fact that the party’s leadership had been a subject of litigation since 2018.

Okafor claimed that he remained the authentic national chairman of the party. He explained that he got the post by virtue of his position as Deputy National Chairman of the party when the late national chairman, Abdulsalam, was in office. He added that Abure, who is currently leading a faction of the party, was Acting National Secretary, when Abdulsalam, died in 2020.

Okafor further claimed that Abure announced himself as National Chairman without recourse to the provisions of the party’s constitution, following Abdulsalam’s demise. He said the LP constitution stipulated that the deputy national chairman should act and/or replace the chairman in the event of death or resignation.

Okafor explained, “The decision of Abure to make himself chairman, with the active collaboration of some members, actually led to the current leadership crisis in the LP.

“I, Calistus Okafor, approached the court to get a pronouncement to force Abure out and the case has been pending.

“The matter will come up tomorrow (today) at the Federal High Court. There is no way we would allow an Acting National Secretary to forcefully take over the party and replace the late national chairman against the provisions of the constitution of the party.

“I also want to confirm to you that apart from the suit I instituted against Abure and his team, the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) are also in court, to claim ownership of the party.”

Okafor urged Obi to thread softly, stressing that he LP, under which he intends to realise his aspiration at the moment, is in a deep crisis that may not be resolved before the 2023 presidential election.

He said, “The NLC and the TUC actually registered the Labour Party in 2006, but they were not the ones administering it.

“Peter Obi, at the moment, has been deceived and he is sitting on a keg of gunpowder and it is a pity. He went to wolves in sheep clothing thinking he was discussing with the right people. Staying in the PDP would have been better for him.

“The LP has not done any convention since 2014, after the last one it did in Akure, the Ondo State capital.

In 2017, after the removal of Abdulsalam as the national chairman, Julius Abure, being the acting national secretary then and myself as the deputy national chairman (South), wrote the Independent National Electoral Commission, to organise a convention for the purpose of electing a new leadership.

“Along the line, Abdulsalam went to the leadership of NLC and TUC, as the people who registered the party, to join him in forcing us out.

“NLC, being smarter than him, demanded a written agreement that he had agreed that the LP actually belonged to the NLC and TUC. He accepted the offer and signed the agreement.”

Okafor further said, “The NLC then approached the court to authenticate the agreement. The court ruled that the organised labour could not run the party but should work with us being the administrators to organise an all-inclusive convention.

“The inability of the party to organise an inclusive convention made it impossible for former Governor Olusegun Mimiko to contest the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the Labour Party.

“It was then that Abure dumped our cause and joined Abdulsalam to organise a National Executive Council congress in Akwanga, Nasarawa State, without carrying other stakeholders along.

They then notified the INEC that they had elected some people and removed others from the leadership, when they lacked such powers based on the court ruling.

“The crisis lingered until Abdulsalam died and Abure promoted himself to the office of the national chairman, from his position of the acting national secretary.

“Abure is not qualified to hold the position because in hierarchy, we still have two Deputy National Chairmen and six Vice National Chairmen.

As we speak, I am in court and by Monday (today), I will get an order which I will post on the walls of the LP secretariat and gates.

“Peter Obi should know that there is no way for him in the LP and that even if I, Callistus Okafor, did not go to court and he wins, the structure that produced him would be challenged.

“I expected him to investigate properly before joining LP instead of allowing himself to be messed up by hungry wolves

Several attempts to get the reactions of the NLC leadership and Abure through phone calls and text messages were not successful at the time of writing this report.

Meanwhile, Falana confirmed that the case, which the labour unions instituted against the Abdulsalam leadership, now under Abure, was still pending in Court.

Falana said, “The case is still pending in court. The case we have in court is against the Abdulsalam’s leadership.

That of Okafor could be their own internal affair. We are the people that went to court against Abdulsalam and while the case was pending, they went to do convention in Benin.

“Meanwhile, the court had ruled that parties must have a unity convention and we were not part of it.”

https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2022/05/30/2023-obis-aspiration-suffers-setback-as-fresh-litigation-rocks-labour-party/

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by Xscape1993(m): 7:43pm On May 30, 2022
The many political mistakes of Obi...he is a good product no doubt but he can not win the presidential election on the platform of LP. We should not even deceive ourselves.

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by DukeOfNigeria: 7:43pm On May 30, 2022
Peter Obi must be on the ballot Papers. That's our own.

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by Sergio101(m): 7:43pm On May 30, 2022
We already knew they will come up with this lame lines

But I tell you guys.......shishi, you won't see from obi cheesy


On obi's mandate I stand

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by Islandlady(f): 7:43pm On May 30, 2022
From frying pan to fire

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by Malory: 7:45pm On May 30, 2022
Islandlady:
From frying pan to fire
This is propaganda

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by derecho(m): 7:45pm On May 30, 2022
Enemies....Obi should be careful with these people

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by Golan007: 7:47pm On May 30, 2022
Dem don run street for Obi.

grin

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by Islandlady(f): 7:47pm On May 30, 2022
Malory:
This is propaganda
okay grin cheesy grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by MadamVanessa(f): 7:51pm On May 30, 2022
.
Islandlady:
From frying pan to fire
shocked




Tinubu you're supporting is not only in fire but deepest hell.

No hell is worst than a public figure like Tinubu to unashamedly urinate In his agbada in public, he suffers from Alzheimer, Enuresis, he also suffers from Essential Tremor, then few days from now he'll received the final humiliation from APC primaries. Pity cursed Tinubu your demigod and leave Peter Obi alone.

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by DamianX: 7:59pm On May 30, 2022
Skullminers running Helter skelter

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by tellsblinks(m): 8:09pm On May 30, 2022
Cheiii... It keeps getting worse

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by Islandlady(f): 8:13pm On May 30, 2022
MadamVanessa:
.
shocked




Tinubu you're supporting is not only in fire but deepest hell.

No hell is worst than a public figure like Tinubu to unashamedly urinate In his agbada in public, he suffers from Alzheimer, he also suffers from Essential tremor, then few days from now he'll received the final humiliation from APC primaries. Pity Tinubu your demigod and leave Peter Obi alone.
okay All I know is may our LABOUR not be in vain grin Asé!!!

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by AntiBMC(m): 8:43pm On May 30, 2022
Fear dey catch some people. Propaganda here and there. Peter Obi is the man for the job.

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by helinues: 8:46pm On May 30, 2022
I no talk am? Those people need to be settled cos they are spoilers

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by helinues: 8:46pm On May 30, 2022
AntiBMC:
Fear dey catch some people. Propaganda here and there. Peter Obi is the man for the job.

Did you read the article at all?

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by chrisxxx(m): 8:47pm On May 30, 2022
Aga nga Chukwu ekwe kwe.

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by AntiBMC(m): 8:54pm On May 30, 2022
helinues:


Did you read the article at all?

Oga...if you don't understand my comment, you pass over. My comment was for pple against Peter Obi, both in the party and outside it. We all know you live here, on this forum...try to avoid me.

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by PrincessofDSS(f): 8:54pm On May 30, 2022
This is just a tread and not a
stage for banter and war of words.

You will be doing your country a huge favor if you can just drop your comment constructively and move on. It’s not a name calling debate or a boxing ring

Calling your fellow citizens all sorts of derogatory names doesn’t make you a patriot. If you refused to be detribalized then you ain’t helping your candidate even if he wins because karma never fails to keep a date

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by helinues: 8:56pm On May 30, 2022
AntiBMC:


Oga...if you don't understand my comment, you pass over. My comment was for pple against Peter Obi, both in the party and outside it. We all know you live here, on this forum...try to avoid me.

What's there in your comments to read?

LP have like 3 factions. One conducted the primary without the agreement of others
Litigations is inevitable.

This is not about Obi

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by AntiBeEmCe(m): 9:03pm On May 30, 2022
helinues:


What's there in your comments to read?

LP have like 3 factions. One conducted the primary without the agreement of others
Litigations is inevitable.

This is not about Obi

There's nothing in the comment for you obviously.... that's why I said...pass over.

If it's not about Obi, what is it about? Those factions that didn't "agree" as you put it, could be paid heavily to frustrate Obi's presidential ambition. So yes, it has everything to do with him.

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by Odi231(m): 2:26pm On Jun 02, 2022
Hmm

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by Crateres42: 2:26pm On Jun 02, 2022
No matter what. WE WANT PETER OBI!!!
E for ENERGY

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by CzarChris(m): 2:26pm On Jun 02, 2022
DukeOfNigeria:
Abdulsalam’s ex-deputy vows to obtain new court orders today

NLC still in court against Abure, says Falana




https://www.thisdaylive.com/index.php/2022/05/30/2023-obis-aspiration-suffers-setback-as-fresh-litigation-rocks-labour-party/
And so Nigeria dirty politics begins. These vampires/cabals running this country to the grave will definitely not give up until Peter Obi's aspiration to raise this country from the trenches and from their vice like holds ends in the mud.
May God save us

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by visijo(m): 2:26pm On Jun 02, 2022
How can someone name his child pleasure �

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by fredoooooo: 2:27pm On Jun 02, 2022
Una never start una don dey go court grin

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by donjazet(m): 2:27pm On Jun 02, 2022

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Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by eedimo(m): 2:27pm On Jun 02, 2022
not now
Re: Peter Obi: Labour Party Faction Heads To Court by YoungLionken(m): 2:27pm On Jun 02, 2022
Another plan to put a stop to Obi..

But let's be honest, Peter Obi will never be Nigeria's President...

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