Settle your self-inflicted crisis, Onyejeocha tells LP


The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Barrister Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, has absolved herself from the crisis rocking the Labour Party (LP), describing it as self-inflicted. 

The minister who was reacting to a  statement made by the Labour Party’s National Youth Leader Kennedy Ahanotu in which she was accused of sponsoring crisis in the party, said, “Labour Party was a fantasy house built on sand, of which its loss at the presidential poll has continued to expose its rotten under-belly.”

LP’s youth leader had on Wednesday addressed a press conference calling on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to sack the Minister of State Labour and Employment.

Ahanotu, also called on anti-corruption agencies, to invite the minister for questioning over her alleged role in funding insurrection in LP, bullying of staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (NEC), and manipulation of the judiciary.

The LP accused Onyejeocha who contested the Isikwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency of Abia state and lost to its candidate Amobi Ogah, of fighting a personal and proxy war against the party. 

According to the party, although the minister secured judgement at election tribunal, she had been trying to frustrate the appeal filed by Ogah at Court of Appeal against the tribunal judgement, from being heard.

But in a statement by Onyejeocha’s Special Assistant on Media, Gabriel Emameh, Ahanotu’s outburst was “another paid campaign against the Minister, especially, when it was coming in less than 24 hours after some members of the ruling All Progressive Congress cautioned some of her traducers within and outside the party.”

The statement added that Ahanotu, who parades as the National Youth Leader of the Julius Abure faction of the Labour Party (LP) doubles as the footman of Amobi Ogah, who was sacked as member, representing Isiukwator-Imunneochi/Umunneochi Federal Constituency of Abia state.

He said the youth leader forgot so soon that the crisis in Labour Party started even before the inauguration of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council in 2022.