Ebonyi: LP Threatens To Boycott LG Election

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From Nwogha Ndubuisi, Abakaliki

Labour Party, LP, Ebonyi State chapter has threatened to boycott the forthcoming local government election in the state as it’s a one party activity.

The party chieftain, Splendour Oko-Eze made this known while speaking with newsmen shortly after a meeting with party members that took place at San Diego hotel in Abakaliki.

Oko-eze who was represented by the Publicity Secretary, Igiri Innocent explained that the party would not participate in the council election due to the nefarious activities surrounding the exercise.

According to him, “Local government elections in Nigeria as today is known to be selection, is not an election.

“Labour Party, LP, will not take part in such selection activity. And we in the national transition committee, have already started the process of repositioning the party in the country and Ebonyi state is not left behind.

The Labour Party chieftain called on the Attorney General of the federation to speedy up what he’s doing for the governors to implement the law on local government autonomy.

“The Ebonyi local government election is a man activity, and we are encouraging the Attorney General of the federation to continue what he is doing to get the governors to implement the part of the law that gives local government autonomy.

“And to make it as a law for the independent national electoral commission, INEC, to conduct Local government elections in the country. Oko-Eze said.

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