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The Labour Party (LP) yesterday accused its only member in the Senate, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege from Delta State of being behind the purported National Ex­ecutive Committee (NEC) meeting that announced the sacking of its Chair­man, Abdukadir Abdul Salam and three other Na­tional Working Committee members of the party.

A faction of the party NEC met on Monday in Abuja to announce the suspension and removal of the National Chairman and the National Working Committee, NWC, mem­bers but the Labour Party NWC insisted that there is no crisis in the party, ac­cusing Sen Omo Agege of instigating crisis and spon­soring some miscreants to create impression of divi­sion within the party to en­able him actualise his plot to decamp to All Progres­sives Congress (APC).

Speaking to the me­dia at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja, the party’s National Public­ity Secretary, Ebere Ifendu, who spoke with other NWC members insisted that the party remains a united one that has been operat­ing peacefully without any form of crisis, adding that Sen Omo Agege was the one causing artificial crisis for him to officially decamp to APC.

While dismissing insinua­tion that the National Chair­man has been sacked, she said, “You can see we are here in our National Secre­tariat. The National Chair­man is around and other national officers are here. The strangers cannot sack a constituted authority.

“We heard about it just like journalists learnt about it that some miscreants came together from Delta State and these are not members of our party. These are peo­ple we don’t know.

They are lucky yesterday we would have gotten them arrested, at least, the newsmen would have asked them to produce their membership cards be­cause we don’t know them, they are strangers to us.

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