Obi ‘s campaign director, Yesufu knocks Otti for ‘lavishing N927m on refreshments, others’

November 21, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A human rights activist and presidential campaign director of the Laboured Party in 2023 election, Aisha Yesufu has knocked Governor Alex Otti of Abia state over huge amount his government claimed it spent within three months on refreshments, meals, settlement of honorarium, allowances, and welfare packages. Yesufu warned that business as usual in governance could never be the way to Read More

Labour Party speaks on ‘merger with PDP’

November 16, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

The Labour Party (LP) has urged Nigerians to disregard the news making the round that the party is working out a merger arrangement with any political party. Mr Obiora Ifoh, National Publicity Secretary, Labour Party, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja. Recall that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, earlier called Read More

Labour Party governorship candidate cries foul, wants results cancelled in #ImoDecides2023 election

November 12, 2023 Adejayan Gbenga Gsong 0

Candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Saturday November 11, 2023 Imo governorship election, Senator Athan Achonu, has called for cancellation of results from some polling units over alleged irregularities. Achonu made the call while speaking with newsmen in his hometown, Umulumo, in Ehime Mbano local government area of the state. He said agents of his party returned with disturbing Read More

Abia politics: Leave Onyejeocha alone, Isukwuato/Umunneochi constituents warn Labour Party, Kalu

October 25, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The people of Isukwuato/Umunneochi federal constituency in Abia state, on the platform of Isukwuato/Umunneochi Patriotic Stakeholders Forum, has warned factional leadership of the Labour Party and the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Benjamin Kalu, to leave the Minister of State for Labour and Productivity, Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, alone. The constituents, who gathered to show solidarity to the Minister Wednesday in Abuja, expressed Read More

Don’t set Abia on fire, ex-Commissioner warns Otti over appointment of non-indigene as Aba city mayor

October 16, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The immediate-past Commissioner for Information and Strategy in Abia state, Chief Eze Chikamnayo, Esq, has cautioned the incumbent state governor, Alex Otti, against acts and comments that could set the state on fire. Chief Chikamnayo was reacting to comment credited to Governor Otti regarding appointment of a non-indigene as the Mayor of Aba City. In the report, Alex Otti announced Read More

APC chieftain to Labour: FG, states can’t afford higher pay for now

October 2, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Dr Salihu Lukman, has said Nigeria cannot muster the resources required to meet the demands by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC). The Labour Unions have been threatening nationwide strike over the cost of living and minimum wage as a result of the removal of fuel subsidy. Reacting to the development, Monday Read More

Alex Otti must apologise over ‘unwarranted attack’ on Aba Anglican Church’s leadership, says PDP

September 18, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Abia state chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has described as ‘improper, unwarranted and unacceptable’ alleged attack by the state governor on the leadership of the Anglican Church of Aba Diocese. The opposition party was reacting to Alex Otti administration’s response to the Church advice contained in a communique issued after its 17th Synod which advised it to fix Read More

Breaking [Aniocha/Oshimili]: Appeal Court returns Labour Party’s Okolie to House of Reps, dismisses Elumelu’s petition

September 14, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has reversed the victory of Ndudi Elumelu at the National and State Houses of Assembly Election Tribunal in Asaba. Appeal court on Thursday set aside the July 24 judgment by declaring Elumelu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as winner of the last election for Aniocha/Oshimili Federal Constituency of Delta State. The appellate Read More

Tribunal judgement vindicates, ends false narrative by PDP, LP, others  – APC Professionals 

September 8, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress Professionals Forum (APC Professionals) has asked presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his counterpart in the Labour Party (LP) Peter Obi, to spare the country of further polarisation.  The Forum said the recent judgement by the tribunal in favour of Bola Tinubu and APC is a vindication of lies by Read More

PEPT judgement: Group asks Atiku, Obi to join Tinubu’s developmental agenda 

September 6, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

A pro-democracy group, Coalition of Good Governance and Change Initiative (CGGCI), has asked Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and that of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, to drop their judicial challenges against President Bola Hammed Tinubu in the interest of ongoing development agenda. The group, in their thousands, during a solidarity walk to the venue Read More

Abia is now hostile, by Chibuike Godwin Onyendilefu 

September 5, 2023 Chibuike Godwin Onyendilefu  0

No regime can within its constitutionally allowed tenure, address all the issues of a state, no matter how skilled and benevolent it is. The imperative of allowing periodic elections  in any democratic space is to ensure that fresh ideas and energy are brought to push further the frontiers of democratic deliverables for the overall benefit of the citizens  Accordingly, every Read More

Why I joined Labour Party – Ex-NBA President

August 1, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

The former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olumide Akpata, has joined the Labour Party. In a tweet on Tuesday, Akpata said he joined LP in March, 2023 and attended his first ward meeting on Saturday. ”Quite a number of people have called/messaged me to confirm the news, currently making the rounds, that I have joined a political party. Read More

Fake news ‘ll not derail my mission for a new Nigeria – Obi

July 17, 2023 Emeka Nze 0

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25, 2023 election, Mr Peter Obi, has warned that merchants fake news allegedly using his name would not distract or derail his focus for a new Nigeria. In a series of tweets Obi who restated his vision for a new Nigeria noted, “I have noticed with dismay, an emerging pattern, Read More

Tribunal: IGP, INEC should probe allegations of BVAS report forgery – Okorie

June 23, 2023 PAUL OKAH 0

Hon. Linus Abaa Okorie is a former two-term member of the House of Representatives and the Labour Party senatorial candidate for Ebonyi South in the 2023 elections. In this interview with PAUL OKAH, he urges the acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), AIG Kayode Egbetokun, and the independent National electoral Commission (INEC) to investigate the allegations of BVAS report forgery, among Read More

Ward exco suspends Osun LP chairman for alleged anti-party 

June 20, 2023 Lateef Ibrahim 0

The executives of the Labour Party (LP) in ward 12, Osogbo local government of Osun state has suspended the state chairman, Bello Adebayo, for alleged anti-party. The chairman of the party in the ward, Hammed Sheriff, who led other members of the executives at a press conference in Osogbo, Tuesday, said the suspension of Adebayo was in line with Article Read More

Tinubu: Labour Party’s Lawmaker-elect makes u-turn

June 10, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The member-elect representing Isuikwuato-Umunneochi Federal Constituency in Abia state, Amobi Ogah, has apologised to Labour Party (LP), following his comments about President Bola Tinubu’s leadership style. Ogah expressed his admiration for Tinubu after he met with the elected lawmakers of the 10th Assembly at the State House on Thursday, June 8, 2023. Reacting to the Lawmaker-elect, the LP in a Read More

Labour Party’s Lawmaker-elect heaps praises on Tinubu

June 9, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

A House of Representatives member-elect under the aegis of the Labour Party, Godwin Ogar, has described president Bola Tinubu as an intelligent, well-prepared leader. The Peter Obi’s ally, said he never knew that the President was so intelligent, and that he felt so proud “listening to a man who is prepared to serve Nigerians.” He made the remarks during an Read More

Breaking: Obi, Labour party to challenge election in 18 states

June 1, 2023 Admin III 0

Labour Party (LP), and its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, have expressed their intention to challenge the outcome of the previous presidential election in 18 states, as they appeared before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) on Thursday. Their legal counsel, Emeka Okpoko (SAN), revealed this during the proceedings, stating that they plan to present election materials from 18 specific states. Read More

Again, tribunal steps down Obi’s petition

Again, the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) was forced to step down hearing in the petition filed by Mr Peter Gregory Obi and the Labour Party (LP) against the election of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. At Thursday’s proceedings, the Court discovered that the documents were not properly scheduled as ordered by the Court. Blueprint reports that it would be the Read More

Breaking: Labour Party opens case, presents witness as Peter Obi, Baba-Ahmed Datti storm court

May 30, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Labour Party (LP) has opened its case and presented it’s first witness before the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) on Tuesday May 30, 2023. The court earlier in the morning allocated three hours for the hearing in the petition by the LP and it’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi who is present in court alongside the party’s vice presidential candidate Baba-Ahmed Read More

Appeal court suspends judgment against Alex Otti

May 27, 2023 Rosemary Moribirin 0

The Court of Appeal in Kano has suspended the judgment delivered by a Federal High Court that invalidated the primaries which resulted in the selection of Alex Otti and other Labour Party (LP) candidates in Abia state. The decision, handed down by Justice Mbaba on Saturday, includes the granting of Alex Otti’s application to appeal as an interested party. Consequently, Read More

Ward exco lacks power to suspend LP chair- Court

May 26, 2023 Patrick Ahanor 0

An Edo state High Court sitting in Benin City has held that the party ward executive in Ward 3 lacked the powers under Articles 17 & 19 of Labour Party (LP) constitution to remove Mr. Julius Abure, the national chairman of the party. The court held that the Electoral Act 2022, as amended, also “forbids ward party executives from removing Read More