The Labour Party, LP, has called on the media and the general public to disregard those it described as agents of destabilization who will stop at nothing to ensure the party lives with unnecessary cracks.
This is even as the LP reiterated it has no faction, insisting that Julius Abure remains the only recognized national chairman of the party.
This was contained in a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh.
LP was reacting to a purported invite to a press briefing by one Chief Basil Maduka, who claimed to be party’s gubernatorial candidate in Imo.
Ifoh said Maduka claimed he was from the Abure faction of the LP.
However, the spokesman said Maduka was one of the two aspirants who stage-managed Imo state governorship primaries under the supervision of Lamidi Apapa.
Ifoh further claimed Maduka was one of the agents of Apapa who created a crisis in the Labour Party and sued the party up till the Supreme Court.
Part of the statement read: “In case you are not aware, Basil Maduka is one of the two aspirants who stage-managed Imo state governorship primaries under the supervision of Lamidi Apapa.
“He is one of the agents of Apapa who under the influence created a crisis in the Labour Party. He is the same character who sued the party up till the Supreme Court but lost woefully.
“After losing out at the Supreme Court, he and his cohorts are probably hatching another plot to perpetuate their sinister motives. His claims that he is from the Abure-led executive raised our curiosity, hence our raising the alarm. Basil Maduka is not known to our party. He is a co-conspirator with Apapa.
“We are therefore calling on the media and general public to flee from these agents of destabilization who will stop at nothing to ensure that the Labour Party lives with unnecessary cracks.
“There is no faction in the party as Julius Abure remains the only recognized national chairman of the party.”