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I’m Still The Acting National Chairman of LP – Lamidi Apapa

I’m Still The Acting National Chairman of LP – Lamidi Apapa.

Lamidi Apapa, the acting national chairman of the Labour Party, has declared that his suspension from the party is invalid and that he is still the legitimate acting chairman. Apapa was suspended alongside five others by the national working committee of LP for “anti-party activities, contravening the constitution of the party and running of parallel leadership and putting the party in total disrepute”.

I'm Still The Acting National Chairman of LP - Lamidi Apapa

Apapa’s suspension was announced after a meeting chaired by the factional chairman, Abure, but he claims that the meeting lacked the authority to effect his suspension. Apapa further stated that Abure doesn’t have the required authority to convey the NEC meeting. According to Apapa, the court had asked Abure not to parade himself as the chairman of the party, and that order has not been vacated.

I’m Still The Acting National Chairman of LP – Lamidi Apapa.

Speaking on Channels TV Politics Today on Wednesday night, Apapa claimed that he was not invited to the meeting where his suspension was announced and that he is still the legitimate acting chairman of the party. He said that he had tried to reach out to the presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi, but the latter had not responded to his calls.

 

Apapa further stated that he is the oldest member of the party in terms of age and length of service in the party. He claimed that he was the first chairman of the party in Oyo in 2002 when it was formed as a social democracy, and remained as chairman for ten years when it metamorphosed into the Labour Party. He also stated that he became the deputy national chairman of the party at the last election.

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Apapa clarified that he is not struggling with Abure, and that he is there in an acting capacity. He added that the constitution of the party is clear on this, stating that for whatever reason the chairman is not able to perform his role, the deputy takes charge.

I’m Still The Acting National Chairman of LP – Lamidi Apapa.

Apapa’s claim is that his suspension is invalid because the meeting that effected his suspension lacked the authority to do so. He believes that he is still the legitimate acting chairman of the Labour Party, and has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

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