The Labour Party (LP) has warned its state chairmen not to join the faction led by its suspended Deputy National Chairman (south), Lamidi Apapa, unless they are prepared to lose their positions.
The warning was issued by LP Deputy National Chairman, Mrs Ladi Iliya, at a conference attended by the leadership of the Party, including all the state chairmen and the National Working Committee (NWC) in Abuja on Wednesday.
Iliya described the Apapa-led group as a set of suspended members who had been paid to cause havoc and distract the party. She warned that anyone who joined the faction would lose their seat.
Iliya stated that the Labour Party was united and anyone who went against the party’s disciplinary procedures would be dealt with appropriately. She accused some members of the faction of being paid two to five million naira to join the group, and said that the LP knew where some of them were staying in hotels they couldn’t afford on their own.
She urged members of the public and the party’s supporters to disregard the activities of Apapa and his cohorts, particularly the “so-called NEC meeting in Bauchi”.
Acting National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Mr Obiora Ifoh, urged members to be vigilant, noting that some agents of darkness could destabilize a political party by infiltrating its leadership and planting moles who were heavily compromised.
He accused six former leaders, led by Lamidi Apapa, of betraying the worthy cause of reclaiming Nigeria and selling their conscience to the devil for money.