By Ahmed Ahmed
The Labour Party (LP) says it National Executive Council, has pardoned and forgiven its 2023 Presidential candidate, Peter Obi and the Vice Presidential Candidate, Yusuf Datti for attending what its tagged an illegal National Executive Council meeting on April 18 in Asaba, Delta state.
This is contained in a 19 points communique, jointly signed by the Acting National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bashiru Apapa, the Acting National Secretary, Alh. Saleh Lawan and read by Mr Arabambi Abayomi, the National Publicity Secretary, issued at the end of its NEC meeting held in Bauchi state on Wednesday.
Other members pardoned by the party include; Mr Alex Otti, the Governor-elect of Abia state, all the senators, and state Assembly members elected on the labour party platform for attending the NEC meeting organised by the restrained Barr. Julius Abure.
Our correspondent reports that a federal capital territory (FCT) High Court, on April 5, issued an order restraining Julius Abure from parading himself as the national Chairman of the Labour Party.
The court also restrained Farouk Ibrahim, National Secretary, Clement Ojukwu, National Organising Secretary and Oluchi Opara, treasurer, from parading themselves as national officers of the party.
However, in the communique, the party said that its principal and others that participated in the meeting in Asaba, acted ignorantly and was a contempt of the FCT High Court Restraining order.
“The NEC in Session approved the appointment of the following National Working Committee members, earlier approved by the NWC.
“Mr. Michael Auta as the Deputy National Chairman, Martins Egbanubi as the National Vice Chairman, North Central, Hon. Shina Aroyeun as the National Vice Chairman South West, Mr. Oboghor Anthony as the National Vice Chairman South South.
“Dr. Olatunbosun Oswald is now the National Auditor, Ismaila Ishaku is the Deputy National Secretary, Barr. Monday Mawah as the Deputy National Secretary, Hajia Rahila Ibrahim now the Deputy National Women Leader, among others,” the communique read in part.