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Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by Basic123: 3:26pm On May 25
The leadership of the Labour Party has accused, Dr Yunusa Tanko, the campaign spokesman of its presidential flag bearer, Peter Obi, of conniving with the Nigeria Labour Congress to hijack the party.

The National Publicity Secretary of LP, Obiora Ifoh, disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja on Friday.

Ifoh, who faulted Tanko for allegedly making unflattering remarks about the party, stated that he was not mandated to speak on behalf of his principal.

The growing tension between the warring parties heightened on Wednesday when Obi’s campaign team announced that the recent visit of the former Anambra governor to the LP secretariat on Tuesday was a reconciliatory move and not an endorsement as being twisted in a section of the media.

To further buttress their point, Tanko also stressed that his principal also met with the Nigeria Labour Congress Political Commission in the early hours of Wednesday to seek an end to their conflict with the party.

The media has been awash with news of Obi and his supporters’ visit to the leadership of the party at the national secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday.

A few hours after his visit, a section of the media labelled the meeting as an open endorsement of the Abure-led NWC, which has been battling the NLC for validation following the contentious national convention that returned the executives to office.

To further buttress their point, Tanko also stressed that his principal also met with the Nigeria Labour Congress Political Commission in the early hours of Wednesday to seek an end to their conflict with the party.

The media has been awash with news of Obi and his supporters’ visit to the leadership of the party at the national secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday.

A few hours after his visit, a section of the media labelled the meeting as an open endorsement of the Abure-led NWC, which has been battling the NLC for validation following the contentious national convention that returned the executives to office.


The LP through its spokesman said the activist was blinded by his personal ambition to hijack the party and could not have been speaking for its presidential candidate.

The statement read, “The attention of the leadership of the Labour Party has been drawn to numerous media reports in which Dr. Tanko Yunusa has been quoted as speaking for the party’s National Leader, Peter Obi at the illegal, unconstitutional meeting convened by the Political Commission of the Nigeria Labour Congress.

“We have also watched Tanko’s recent media outbursts where he has ferociously attacked the leadership of the party, particularly after the successful national convention, where he had schemed with the NLC with the assurances that he would drive the new leadership of the party. We must state here that he cannot surreptitiously in connivance with the NLC hijack the leadership of the party through the back door.


“Tanko in his usual way of concocting lies also said that Peter Obi had met with the political arm of the NLC and the TUC on Wednesday morning. We have fact-checked and found out that this was another blatant lie by the self-appointed spokesperson of Peter Obi. I must state here clearly that he does not have the permission of Obi to speak on his behalf. The expressions he made at the NLC stakeholders’ meeting and the press release were his personal views.”

Continuing, the party claimed that during his 13-year reign as the national chairman and presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party, Tanko used the position to bargain with the party in government.
It also alleged that even at the state level, the NCP has developed notoriety for using the party to bargain with the federal government




The LP through its spokesman said the activist was blinded by his personal ambition to hijack the party and could not have been speaking for its presidential candidate.

The statement read, “The attention of the leadership of the Labour Party has been drawn to numerous media reports in which Dr. Tanko Yunusa has been quoted as speaking for the party’s National Leader, Peter Obi at the illegal, unconstitutional meeting convened by the Political Commission of the Nigeria Labour Congress.

“We have also watched Tanko’s recent media outbursts where he has ferociously attacked the leadership of the party, particularly after the successful national convention, where he had schemed with the NLC with the assurances that he would drive the new leadership of the party. We must state here that he cannot surreptitiously in connivance with the NLC hijack the leadership of the party through the back door.


“Tanko in his usual way of concocting lies also said that Peter Obi had met with the political arm of the NLC and the TUC on Wednesday morning. We have fact-checked and found out that this was another blatant lie by the self-appointed spokesperson of Peter Obi. I must state here clearly that he does not have the permission of Obi to speak on his behalf. The expressions he made at the NLC stakeholders’ meeting and the press release were his personal views.”

Continuing, the party claimed that during his 13-year reign as the national chairman and presidential candidate of the National Conscience Party, Tanko used the position to bargain with the party in government.
It also alleged that even at the state level, the NCP has developed notoriety for using the party to bargain with the federal government.


“As a national chairman, his party could not produce a single councillor all through his time. By the time he came to the Labour Party, cap in hand begging, the leadership of the party decided to rehabilitate him politically. He was appointed as a director of media in the party and subsequently seconded to be the spokesperson of the presidential campaign council which has since been dissolved immediately after the election.

“We would like to warn Tanko Yunusa to stop dropping the name of Peter Obi everywhere he goes and be man enough to stand on his pedigree when attending illegal meetings such as the one conducted by the NLC’s Political Commission.



“We are also calling on the NLC’s Political Commission to wake up from their slumber and stop constituting public nuisance with their so-called Interim Leadership. They must realize that Nigeria is a country with law and that the law does not support their actions. Since they have chosen to dance naked in the market square, we have refused to go low with them. But we only want to assure them that for every action there will certainly be a reaction.”

When our correspondent called for a reaction, a disappointed Tanko frowned at the allegations, saying he wouldn’t want to be seen having a heated debate with the party leadership.

He, however, promised to address the ‘insults’ thrown at him at the appropriate time.

“I don’t want to respond to this now. I believe the insults will be addressed at the right time,” he said.

A political ally of Tanko in the party, who craved anonymity because he had not been authorized to talk, however, stood up for him.

The source dismissed the claims, saying those close to him know he is an activist with a conscience.

He said, “If truly he wasn’t speaking the mind of Peter Obi, he would have debunked it in the last 48 hours. What are we talking about? We all know Obi for that. Let the man speak for himself instead of Abure and Obiora attacking him. Has this same Tanko not been defending the party before?



“For somebody who was a national secretary to Femi Falana and Osagie Obayuwana, a vice presidential candidate to Dele Momodu and later became the presidential candidate of NCP, Tanko has paid his dues. INEC was eventually forced to deregister the party only because they spoke truth to power
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“Tanko also came to the Labour Party long before Abure, Obiora and others who are trying to demonise him now. It is a fact. He has been there with Dan Iwuanyanwu and the late Abdulsalam. Aside from Abdulsalam, these people are still alive. Go and verify. This same Tanko was among the electoral committee that brought Peter Obi to LP in Asaba. You can also verify that.”

https://punchng.com/obis-spokesman-lp-clash-over-alleged-plot-to-hijack-party/

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by Obiedun(m): 3:41pm On May 25
Labour party is bad in all its ramification.

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by yarimo(m): 4:50pm On May 25
Party of bitter fraudsters

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by Racoon(m): 5:06pm On May 25
There is no denying that Labour Party have it own share of problems, but there is no denying that most of it are self induced. Majority of the problem are caused by the top echelons of the party.

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by Exousiang01(m): 6:15pm On May 25
So na this kain party for be rulling party,Thank God for giving we the majority the wisdom to vote right. Bunch of jokers

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by PressMyButton: 6:17pm On May 25
Losers Party.

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by Jagaban2012: 6:29pm On May 25
Obi Peter will not comment on this issue in his X account ....he is so docile to coordinate ordinary miniscule political party but keep deceiving some gullible Ibo people like him and using social media to portray who is not....

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by muykem: 6:19am On May 26
Party of bitter losers

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by Coronavirus84: 6:19am On May 26
Unknown Gunmen Party at it again, why always labour party?

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by tyson98: 6:21am On May 26
Obifraud grin

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by jimetagambo: 6:24am On May 26
Clowns

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by Golan007: 6:28am On May 26
Elupee.
Looters Party.

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by yommen: 6:33am On May 26
sibelhavre:
No issues in lp, this is not apc or pdp

See? He says 'no issues' when it's so clear there are issues. And when they call you gbajue party, you begin to cry.

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by UselessBuharist: 6:34am On May 26
APC at work again, Obi and LP should remain resolute against all odds

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by Indispensable85(m): 6:39am On May 26
Useless group

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by Emmylay12: 7:14am On May 26
Exousiang01:
So na this kain party for be rulling party,Thank God for giving we the majority the wisdom to vote right. Bunch of jokers

I see that the person your God gave you wisdom to vote is doing well useless f.ol

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by Segzy19: 7:29am On May 26
At least, they can't blame Pa Lamidi Apapa now...
The wise old man has taken a back seat to watch how they will agitate and fight themselves to implosion.....

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by Okoroawusa: 7:31am On May 26
From one mushroom party to the other. People with no political value

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by fredoooooo: 7:47am On May 26
Hijackers are afraid of hijack...
Same people that want to hijack Apapa patty.
Obituarists are hijackers grin cheesy grin

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by fredoooooo: 7:50am On May 26
Segzy19:
At least, they can't blame Pa Lamido Apapa now...
The wise old man has taken a back to watch how they agitated and fight themselves to implosion.....
He will strike them at the right time, just don't worry grin cheesy

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by Zetty177x: 8:03am On May 26
Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by commoditiesnig: 8:03am On May 26
Very unfortunate
Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by Zetty177x: 8:16am On May 26
See them 👇:
Obiedun
Yarimo
Pressmybutton
Jagaban2012
Muykem
* Basic123 *

And others wen hunger wan kee, u guys have never spoken against how your Fav destroyed everything so quickly less than one minute of assuming office (announcing subsidy removal via microphone).una nor de shame? I'm happy that we all buy from the same market. E nor get as e be,the increased price must meet una. Up to garri. Don't lie to yourselves. Obi or Obidients aren't ur problem. The problem we have now is for bat to take u guys to the promise land he promised u. Leave labour party alone.

Nb.
There was a clown out of the names I listed who boasted that he voted right. 10 oraimo cord lashes for u to reset ur brain , ozuor.

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by EponObi(f): 8:16am On May 26
😂

Our emergency lovers avoided this thread ni sha. See how everywhere quiet. If you drop pin, you go hear am. 🤣 If na APC now, all of them would have been having erection up and down. 😂

Page 1 since this thread hit FP 3 hours ago. 😂

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by MaziObinnaokija: 8:18am On May 26
sad very USELESS, HOPELESS, WORTHLESS PARTY OF THIEVES, ROGUES, MISCREANTS
Obiedun:
Labour party is bad in all its ramification.

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by MaziObinnaokija: 8:22am On May 26
sad
EponObi:
😂

Our emergency lovers avoided this thread ni sha. See how everywhere quiet. If you drop pin, you go hear am. 🤣 If na APC now, all of them would have been having er angryection up and down. 😂

Page 1 since this thread hit FP 3 hours ago. 😂
undecided bia! Today nah Sunday sad.,we dey Agege,mushin,yaba,surulere/Ojuelegba, iyana ipaja, oworo,alaba etc with our Gala 📦 📦 📦, lacasa,bottles water, pepsi 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ 🏃‍♀️ up/down to develop.

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by Basic123: 8:23am On May 26
Labour Party









That party is as useless as Peter OBI the dull serial Political prostitute and fraud himself!

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by MaziObinnaokija: 8:26am On May 26
cheesy dnt mind those bandits.Abeg!u dey go Ojota today to sell Gala?
Zetty177x:
See them 👇:
Obiedun
Yarimo
Pressmybutton
Jagaban2012
Muykem

And others wen hunger wan kee, u guys have never spoken against how your Fav destroyed everything so quickly less than one minute of assuming office (announcing subsidy removal via microphone).una nor de shame? I'm happy that we all buy from the same market. E nor get as e be,the increased price must meet una. Up to garri. Don't lie to yourselves. Obi or Obidients aren't ur problem. The problem we have now is for bat to take u guys to the promise land he promised u. Leave labour party alone.

Nb.
There was a clown out of the names I listed who boasted that he voted right. 10 oraimo cord lashes for u to reset ur brain , ozuor.

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Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by Zetty177x: 8:58am On May 26
MaziObinnaokija:
cheesy dnt mind those bandits.Abeg!u dey go Ojota today to sell Gala?

Yorubbaar man,why u de envy Igbos? Because them fine and get money pass una? By this time next year, most of ur family members go don kpeme because of ur Favorite 🦇 stweepeed policies o.. can the elderly in ur family still eat food or buy their drugs? Your parents still de alive? Kpele o...rest in pieces in advance...
Re: Yunusa Tanko, LP Clash Over Alleged Plot To Hijack Party by MaziObinnaokija: 9:10am On May 26
Zetty177x:


Yorubbaar man,why u de envy Igbos? Because them fine and get money pass una? By this time next year, most of ur family members go don kpeme because of ur Favorite 🦇 stweepeed policies o.. can the elderly in ur family still eat food or buy their drugs? Your parents still de alive? Kpele o...rest in pieces in advance...
U gonna drink Mkpurumiri grin. Sha nor go kee yo papa to inherit his 🛖 property..U won't die well

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