Labour Party Youth Vanguard (LPYV) alleged that the unholy alignment between INEC and Ex LP Chairman, Abdukadir Abdulsalam has established a new path that conflicts peace, progress and unity in the party.
The group said the illegitimate and false projection of Abdulsalam as the Labour Chairman against the result of the party convention held few months ago have promoted discord in the party.
“Dr. Mike Omotosho emerged Chairman of Labour Party during the recent party convention conducted in Abuja. However, the alignment and relationship between Abdukadir and INEC has proposed a myriad of mixed reaction amongst party faithful members.”He narrated
Labour Party Youth Vanguard has also threatened to petition the activities of Abdusalam and the unscrupulous intentions of some INEC officials in the legal unit particularly S O Ibrahim and Mrs Babalola who are hell bent on distorting the truth, as well as compromising developments in the party.
The group’s President therefore accused INEC of compromising the constitutional standards of the commission and urged Abdusalam to accept defeat and allow the results of the national convention of labour party to be fully operational.
It was reported that Abdusalam played a pragmatic role in shortchanging the progress of the party; he embezzled over 1.3 billion naira belonging to the party,sponsored projects and contents that restricted growth in the party and cajoled the Independent National Electoral Commission against removing his name as the chairman of the party,thereby navigating the party towards the path of confusion.
Also reacting to the situation in the party, the President of Labour Party Youth Vanguard, Usman Ibrahim said “INEC must recognize the results of the convention and uphold Dr. Mike Omotosho as the new Chairman of the party.”
He further stated that Dr.Mike Omotosho was carefully elected as Labour Party Chairman, and he remain the only recognised Chairman of the party
According to Ibrahim the party has faced several challenges and it is now obvious that the need to engage a forthcoming paradigm shift is basic as 2019 general election draws close. Amidst the crisis in the party, Dr. Mike Omotosho, the new National Chairman has continued to stir the activities of the party towards visionary paths.