Labour Party Set Up Security, Peace & Conflict Resolution Committee3 min read
To address challenges that could jeopardise the Labour Party’s (LP) chances of success in the 2023 general elections, the party has formed a security, peace, and conflict resolution committee.
This was disclosed in a press briefing, addressed by the Chief Spokesperson of the LP’s PCC, Dr Yunusa Tanko on Thursday in Abuja.
Dr Tanko chronicled the issues and specifically mentioned the Ogun LP crisis and the suspension of its national Publicity scribe which will be addressed by the committee.
He said: “You are quite aware of the recent media reports regarding the issues that led to the relieving of our Youth leader, the purported sacking of Dr Doyin Okupe DG campaign organisation and our Former Acting Publicity Secretary, Mr Abayomi Arabambi of his duties and the subsequent suspension of the Ogun state’s executives of the party.
“You will also recall that the National Executive Committee, (NWC) had in a communique issued after its meeting to announce the aforementioned actions promised to set up a disciplinary committee to investigate the activities of the Ogun State’s EXCO and recommend to the NWC the appropriate further disciplinary actions to be taken against the Labour Party executives in Ogun.
“However, the NWC has rather than set up a disciplinary Committee to look into only the case of Ogun State exco deemed wise to constitute Labour Party Security, Peace and Conflict Resolution, (LPSPCRC) Committee to handle that and every other matter that has to do with grievances and mischief within the party.
“This committee of eleven eminent members is to be headed by Chief Friday Toyin Ibadin as Chairman. Other members are.
General Enang Essien Rtd ….Member, AIG Charles Ugomuon Rtd….Member AIG Ezekiel Zang Rtd …………Member, ACG Akubiron Walter Chika .Member
ACG Ali Wakili……………………Member
Mr Obol Patrick Okomiso, …..Member,
Mr Samuel Emma ……………..Member,
SP Ego Sille Eseimo…………..Member,
Mrs Comfort Okorokwo …..Member and
Dr Kenneth O Diyoke will serve as the Secretary of the committee.
With a single term of reference to reconcile all aggrieved members with the aim of a common front to win the 2023 general elections, Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed became the President and Vice President of Nigeria.
“This is the update arising from the last decision of the NWC regarding the suspension of the Ogun State’s exco and the sacking of the former Acting Publicity Secretary of the party and we feel it is necessary to brief you as partners in the quest of requesting Nigeria.
“It is our sincere hope that all concerned will respect this peaceful reconciliation call and join hands with the Labour Party, Peter Obi and Datti Baba-Ahmed in taking back Nigeria for the Nigerian people.
“That the Labour party is one big family and the fastest growing political party in Africa and as such minor internal conflicts and misunderstanding such as witnessed in recent past cannot be ruled out. The purpose of this committee, therefore, is to ensure the peaceful resolutions of all the grievances and further strengthen and promote the unity of our great party towards archiving the goals and tasks ahead of us come 2023.
“The committee is expected to start receiving interested aggrieved party members immediately to enable it to conclude this assignment within the shortest period to face other issues.
“It is therefore our humble appeal to all our members to cast aside all their grievances and key into the internal peace policy milestone of our party for purpose of peaceful resolutions of all the matters that may have arisen in the course of party activities. Labour party, Forward ever. God bless you a
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