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Labour Party: INEC Faults National Convention, Says It Was Not Monitored


The Labour Party (LP) national convention, which took place in Nnewi, Anambra State, yesterday, has received criticism from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).


In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja, the Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, criticised the convention that resulted in the beleaguered Julius Abure resurfacing as the National Chairman of the party.

Oyekanmi pointed out that INEC did not oversee the convention’s operations.But he omitted to say why it wasn’t watched.

Remember that the LP moved the convention to Nnewi, Anambra State, on Tuesday from Umuahia, Abia.

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Speaking on the change in venue, Kehinde Edun, the LP National Legal Adviser, told newsmen that the party had duly informed INEC about the change in venue and date.


“No, it is holding in Anambra. Nnewi, to be precise, not Umuahia in Abia State again. In fact, Umuahia was not even the first venue we chose. Benin was the first choice before we changed to Umuahia and now Nnewi.


“So, we are at liberty to pick any venue of our choice. We only need to inform INEC about the change in venue and time,” Edun said.


However, Section 82(1) of the Electoral Act, 2022 states that political parties shall give INEC at least 21 days notice of convention, congress, conference or meeting.



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