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LP National Convention: Five arrested, as party bars journalists from venue

LP National Convention: Five arrested, as party bars journalists from venue

Journalists have been barred from entering the Grand Seasons Hotel in Nnewi, Anambra State, venue of the Labour Party’s National Convention.

DAILY POST reports that there is heavy security presence at the hotel and this is not unconnected with the crisis in the party.

Series of calls and text messages sent to the spokesman of the party, Obiorah Ifoh, urging him to allow journalists with tags access into the venue was rebuffed.

Meanwhile, five persons, who were branded hoodlums, have been arrested at the venue and taken to the police headquarters for questioning.

The hoodlums were said to be distributing inciting leaflets critical of the leadership of the party.

They were accused of trying to cause a crisis at the ongoing convention.

A party source said the intention of the criminal elements and their sponsors was to destabilize the convention.


Meanwhile, Mr Julius Abure has been re-elected as the National Chairman of the Labour Party for a second term by a unanimous affirmation of delegates.


The Chairman of the National Convention and Deputy Governor of Abia State, Mr. Ikechukwu Emetu declared him the winner during the party’s national convention that was held on Wednesday in Nnewi, Anambra State.

Abure’s emergence as Labour Party National Chairman is without the support of Obidients who constitute the fulcrum of Peter Obi’s support in the 2023 presidential election.