The Anambra State Executive Council of the Labour Party, led by Chief Ugochukwu Emeh, has thrown its weight behind Mr Julius Abure-led National executive of the party.
He also expressed support for the party’s presidential standard-bearer in the February 25, 2023, general election, Mr Peter Obi and his running mate, Senator Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed in their ongoing legal battle at the election petitions tribunal.
Addressing a press conference held shortly after their meeting in Awka, Saturday, Chief Emeh backed by members of the State Executive Committee read out their resolutions dissociating the state from Alhaji Lamidi Apapa.
The resolution read in part, “At the conclusion of the meeting of the Anambra State Executive Council of the Labour Party, the Local Government Chairmen/Secretaries, the National/State Assemblies-elect on the platform of the party resolved that:
“A vote of confidence is hereby passed on the national leadership of LP led by the National Chairman of our great party, Julius Abure; the National Secretary; Alhaji Umar Farouk Ibrahim; the National Organizing Secretary-Chief Clement Ojukwu; and the Treasurer.
“The vote passed on the national leadership was with regards to the sterling performance they have rendered to the party in their various capacities as National officers and leaders of the party.
“We also resolved that Lamidi Apapa and his group’s attempt to factionalize the leadership of LP was an attempt in futility and an unwarranted meddlesomeness that should not be allowed at all.
“We, therefore, urge Apapa and his co-travellers to retrace their steps so that history will be kind to them.
“We, therefore, stand with the national leadership of Mr Julius Abure and his executive.
“We also stand with and give unflinching support to our presidential flagbearer, Mr Peter Obi in his efforts to recover his mandate at the ongoing Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal.
“He has our full backing and support.”