BREAKING: Labour Party Suspends National Treasurer

BREAKING: Labour Party Suspends National Treasurer

BREAKING: Labour Party Suspends National Treasurer

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Labour Party has imposed a six-month suspension on its National Treasurer, Oluchi Opara, Excel Magazine International reports.

The decision was made public during a press conference held on Wednesday at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.

Opara had previously confronted LP National Chairman, Julius Abure, during a press briefing on Monday, demanding accountability for an alleged N3.5 billion generated from the sale of nomination forms and fundraising activities ahead of the 2023 general election.

On Tuesday, Opara reiterated her claims against the Abure-led NWC while appearing on Arise TV’s ‘Good Morning Show’, alleging collusion between the NWC and the opposition-controlled Edo State Government.

Responding to her accusations on Wednesday, LP’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, labeled Opara as a mole aligned with dissidents within the party.

Ifoh informed journalists that the decision to penalize her was reached after she failed to attend a meeting with the party’s NWC to address the conflict.

He stated, “After the 2023 general election, Labour Party was marked for total annihilation by the system for daring to upstage the status quo of the political class. Little did we know that the fumigation was far from complete until late last year when signs emanated that our National Treasurer, Ms. Oluchi Opara, a key member of the executive, turned out to be a mole in the house and has continued networking with the expelled members of the party leadership.

“Convinced that the treasurer is on a mission to stifle life out of our very cherished party, an emergency NWC was summoned on February 13. Arising from the meeting, the NWC set up a disciplinary committee to try Opara for bringing the party to disrepute.

“To exercise its powers as contained in the party’s Constitution with the intention of a fair hearing, the NWC extended an invitation to her to appear before it today, February 14 by 10 a.m. to discuss the development. The party regrets that the treasurer shunned the invitation by the disciplinary committee to clear herself.

“We see this as an affront to the party leadership and millions of our members who are watching how their party’s image which they have laboured hard to build is trolled by one ingrate.

“The disciplinary committee has, however, recommended to the National Executive Council of the party through the NWC that Ms. Oluchi Opara be suspended from Labour Party for a minimum of six months. This suspension is with immediate effect.”

The statement added that “we sincerely regret this development. We, however, urge our teeming members to understand that this is a price to pay for success. We will continue to reform the party until we achieve the best, good enough to drive our New Nigeria agenda.”

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