Jonathan’s re-election tears Ogun LP apart
•’Daniel can’t speak for us’
The second term ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan has deepened the crisis in the Ogun State chapter of the Labour Party (LP).
A faction of the party, led by Mr Bode Simeon, said yesterday that former Governor Gbenga Daniel cannot speak for it.
In a statement, the party said: “Daniel is neither a party executive member in the state nor a national leader and as such, he is unqualified to arrange or midwife an alliance between LP and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) regarding 2015 general elections.”
The faction said the issue of forming any alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to work for President Goodluck Jonathan could only be taken by Governor Olusegun Mimiko and the National Chairman, Chief Dan Nwanyanwu.
Simeon said: “The issues of support for the 2nd term ambition of President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015 remain the prerogative of the national political head and the national leadership of labour party.
“Otunba Gbenga Daniel neither has the authorisation of the national leadership nor mine as the chairman, before making the misguided statements.
He is not qualified to speak, arrange, midwife, represent or make pronouncement on issues that are the sacrosanct duties of the national leadership of labour party.
“It is not only criminal but absurd for anyone to parade themselves as officers of Ogun Labour Party. Therefore, the only executive recognised by the constitution of labour party and the national leadership is Comrade Bode Simeon lead executives.
“Since there is still a subsisting court injunction that the status quo be maintained in the dispute that arose over the Labour Party structure, any one parading himself or herself as officers of Ogun Labour Party is an attempt to subvert the constitution of Nigeria.”
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