Six lawmakers resign from Labour Party 


CITIZENS COMPASS —The crisis in the Labour Party deepened on Thursday, March 28, 2024, as six members of the Enugu State House of Assembly resigned from their positions and opted for the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The resignees announced their defection during the Assembly’s plenary on Thursday.

According to them, their defection was as a result of the “existence of irreconcilable division, incessant crisis within the labour party at the national level and across all the state chapters.”

They said, “regrettably, the party has evolved into a state of perpetual discord with various factions embroiled in legal battles thereby undermining its ability to effectively serve the interest of the people.

“The Labour party, once a beacon of hope for progressive ideas, have regrettably become synonymous with internal squabbles, thereby reducing its capacity to fulfil the aspirations of electorates.”

They cited the cases of Abure and Apapa factions, as well as the national treasurer and their parent body, NLC as some of the divisions within the party.

They expressed hope that the PDP will give them the platform to continue to serve the interests of their people and thanked the leadership of the Labour Party for their supports.

The defectors who decided to resign from the Labour Party include the Chief Whip of the House and member representing Igboeze North I, Hon. Ejike Eze; the leader of the House and member representing Enugu North, Hon. Johnson Ugwu and the member representing Enugu South Rural, Hon. Princess Ugwu.

Others are: members representing Nsukka East, Hon. Pius Ezeugwu, member representing Igbo-Etiti West, Hon. Amuka Williams and member representing Oji River, Hon Osita Eze.

The motion for their defection to be accepted was moved by Rt. Hon. Iloabuchi Aniagu and was seconded by Rt. Hon. Jane Eneh.


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