Julius Abure re-elected Labour party national chairman amidst ongoing feud with NLC

Julius Abure re-elected Labour party national chairman amidst ongoing feud with NLC

Delegates of the Labour Party in a unanimous vote have re-elected Julius Abure as the national chairman of the party for a second term. This is

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Delegates of the Labour Party in a unanimous vote have re-elected Julius Abure as the national chairman of the party for a second term.

This is coming despite the objections of the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC.

Abure was declared winner at the party’s national convention, which took place on Wednesday, March 27, in Nnewi, Anambra state.
The chairman of the convention and deputy governor of Abia state, Ikechukwu Emetu, declared Abure the winner.

The re-elected chairman has been having a running battle with the NLC leadership led by Joe Ajaero.

The NLC had called for Abure’s resignation as party chairman and the immediate constitution of a caretaker transition committee.

Recall that Abure in February was arrested by the Nigeria Police Force after he was accused of attempted murder, illegal possession of firearms, and related offences.

He was arrested in Benin City, the Edo State capital, spokesperson for the Nigeria Police Force Zone 5, Tijani Momoh, Benin city said.

Momoh disclosed that Abure and four others were arrested over a petition written against them by a petitioner whose name he did not mention.

He was however released on bail the following day.

Abure, after his release addressed his supporters, saying the struggle to liberate the people does not come easy.

According to him, his persecution was meant to destabilize the party and it started after the general election in 2023.