The National Chairman of Labour Party (LP), Julius Abure, has dissolved the State Executive Council of the party in Rivers State for alleged gross anti-party activities and corruption in the management of party funds.
He said the decision is in the interest of the party and the Obedient movement. He said that those who were at the helm of affairs in Rivers State, when its presidential mandate was openly stolen in the state should have stepped aside until full investigation is completed concerning what happened on the day of the presidential election.
Abure, in a statement made available yesterday, in Port Harcourt, said the party has lost confidence in the ability of the state council, led by Mr. Deinye Pepple, to lead the campaign for governorship and state House of Assembly elections on March 11, 2023.
He urged all Obidients in Rivers State to disregard every comment made by the state chairman of the party; reiterating that the party’s candidate in Rivers state, Beatrice Itubo, has the full backing of the Labour Party as the next governor of the state.