Ahead of 2019 general elections, the Labour Party has maintained that it will participate effectively and field candidates to all elective positions.
The party, in reaction to reports from its factional body called on Nigerians to disregard statements suggesting that LP will not take part in the 2019 election, stressing that the statement was issued by a for member of the party’s NWC who is currently serving suspension.
The party said this in a statement issued on Wednesday by its Director of Media and Publicity,Yinka Richards, that the public should disregard any information emanating from the suspended members of the National Working Committee, alleging that such comments are orchestrated to misinform the public on the activities of the party, since they have seized to function in their capacity, after the ratification of their suspension by National Executive Council (NEC), of the party in its last meeting.
He noted that all organs of the party and stakeholders were also at the meeting which ratified the extension of tenure of the National Working Committee Members and the suspension of some erring members, adding that the decision to extend the NWC tenure was in line with the party’s constitution as stated in Article 13 (B) viii and ix.
He also affirmed the authenticity of the Chairman of the party, Alhaji Abdulkadir .Abdul Salam and other working committee members, noting that they will function in office for another one year, and also reiterated that there is no court injunction against the party or its officials in discharging their duties.
The statement also noted that the party has already commenced processing forms of candidates who emerged from its the primaries for submission to INEC, adding that names of its various candidates will be published soon.