Labour Party National Chairman, Comrade Julius Abure, has on Tuesday dissolved the State Executive Council of the party in Rivers State for alleged gross anti-party activities and mismanagement of party funds.
Abure who announced this on Tuesday said the decision should be carried out immediately.
A statement from the party read in part: “The National Chairman believes that it’s in the interest of Labour Party and the Obidient movement in Rivers State that those who were at the helm of affairs in Rivers State when our presidential mandate was openly stolen in Rivers State should step aside until full investigation is completed on what happened on that day.”
“The National Chairman has lost confidence in the ability of the compromised State Executive Council led by Mr Deinye Pepple to lead the campaign for the gubernatorial and … State House of Assembly elections come March 11th.”
“He urges all Obidients in Rivers State to disregard every comment made by the disgraced State Chairman of the Labour Party, Deinye Pepple, on the election of March 11th and reiterates the full backing of the Labour Party on the candidacy of Comrade Beatrice Itubo of the Labour Party as the next Governor of Rivers State.”
“He therefore enjoins all Obidients to come out massively on March 11th to vote for Comrade Beatrice Itubo of Labour Party.”
Trouble started when On Tuesday, March 07, 2023, in Port Harcourt, Dienye Pepple, the Rivers State Chairman of the LP, announced that they have chosen Siminialaye Fubara, the governorship candidate of the PDP, as their preferred candidate.p
It was gathered that Nyesom Wike, Rivers state governor, despite his grievances with the PDP national leaders, has bee soliciting support for the party’s governorship candidate, Fubara, and his deputy, Prof. Ngozi Odu, saying the state will be safer under them.