The Labour Party says it is set to release a supplementary list for its Presidential Campaign Council, saying the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress, Ayuba Wabba, and his Trade Union Congress counterpart, Festus Osifo, were erroneously included.
The National Chairman of the party, Julius Abure, made this known in a communique he read on Thursday in Abuja.
The communique was issued at the end of the Expanded National Working Committee meeting of Labour Party in Abuja.
According to Abure, the party’s expanded NWC meeting met to review its political activities in recent time and made some resolutions.
He said the presidents of the NLC and TUC were removed from the PCC because they were erroneously included.
He said: “It is in the strength of the above that the Presidential Campaign Council has been dully announced with representation across all states, tribes and faith.
“Labour Party hereby announces the endorsement of the Campaign Council; however, we acknowledge some omissions and misplacement of some names in the Council.
“This will be corrected and a supplementary list released before the inauguration of the Council.
“Also corrected is the erroneous inclusion of Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress members in the Campaign list.”
The expanded NWC reaffirmed that Abure was a diligent administrator whose expertise was felt by every member of the party.
The NWC, therefore, urged him to continue with the good work of leading the party to victory come 2023.
According to Abure, Labour Party was fully ready to put all parameters in place to prosecute the elections in 2023.
He said: “As of the moment, we are consolidating the momentum that will help us establish a new Nigeria come May 29, 2023.
“We also further make it clear that Labour Party enjoys a robust relationship with the new Campaign Council.”
Abure reiterated the party’s commitment to gender, youth and social inclusion in all facets of its operations.
He added that the NWC in session condemned, in strong terms, the incessant attack on Labour Party members and supporters during peaceful solidarity marches.
This, he said, occurred in Kano, Kaduna, Plateau, Enugu, Ebonyi and Katsina States, where thugs of other political parties and some nefarious elements of the Ebubeagu vigilante in Imo State and Ebonyi State attacked LP members.
Abure said it was surprising that the perpetrators of the shameful and inhuman act were yet to be arrested and prosecuted in line with the law.
He said the NWC-in-Session, therefore, called on the Federal Government and law enforcement agencies to, as a matter of duty, fish out the hoodlums and get them prosecuted.
He thanked the Independent National Commission for modalities put in place so far to ensure free and fair elections in the country.
He, however, urged INEC to facilitate the timely printing and distribution of Permanent Voter Cardss to enable Nigerians vote the candidates of their choice.
The party also called on citizens to collect their PVCs and come out to vote during elections.
Abure thanked all the party’s support groups and encouraged them to continue with the good intention for Labour Party and Peter Obi’s candidacy.