LP NEC suspends acting chair Apapa, five others
Yesterday, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Labour Party (LP) suspended six national officers, including Acting National Chairman Lamidi Apapa, for alleged anti-party activities. The NEC also upheld the decision of the Akure convention, which expelled National Publicity Secretary Abayomi Arabambi, and passed a vote of confidence on the Julius Abure-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party. The LP said that the NEC meeting was attended by state chairmen, state secretaries, presidential candidate Peter Obi, National Assembly members-elect, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), and the Trade Union Congress (TUC). Arabambi, who was suspended earlier, accused Obi of “ethnic cleansing” and declared war on him.