JUST IN: ‘Labour Party Chairman Should Come From The North’, Peter Obi’s Ally Says, Gives Reason

'Labour Party Chairman Should Come From The North', Peter Obi's Ally Says, Gives Reason

‘Labour Chairman Should Come From The North', Peter Obi's Ally Says, Gives Reason

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An ally of Peter Obi, Akin Osuntokun, has said the former Anambra state governor is “effectively the leader” of the Osuntokun said that based on the logic of balance, the Labour Party's national chairman should not be a southerner because of Obi's present status in the opposition partyThe former PDP member spoke against the backdrop of the brewing crisis in the Labour Party over plans to hold a

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FCT, Abuja – Akin Osuntokun, the director-general (DG) of the Labour Party (LP) presidential campaign council during the 2023 election, has said the party's national chairman should come from the North.

Osuntokun said if the leader of the party (referring to Peter Obi) is from the South then the chairman should be from the north.

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Labour Party chairman should not Julius Abure according to Peter Obi's allyLabour Party's national chairman should ideally come from the north, according to Akin Osuntokun. credits: Ogunjimi Ruqayat,
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Osuntokun said while speaking recently on Arise Television. The political scientist spoke against the backdrop of the brewing crisis in the LP over plans to hold a national convention.

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His words:

“I think the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, effectively the leader of the party is from the South.

“Now if we believe in the logic of balance, ethno-regional balance and you know, what we call power shift, I am of the opinion that the chairman this time around should come from the north. That is my own opinion.

“I'm not saying that is the stand of the Labour Party. Whether or not, I don't know. But this is my own position that if the leader of the party is from the south, the chairman of the party should be from the north.”

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Earlier, Henzodaily.ng reported that the LP described the protest by the (NLC) that happened at its national headquarters as a criminal act.

In a statement signed by Obiora Ifoh, its national spokesperson, the LP said the protesting members of a faction of the NLC unlawfully into its national headquarters and caused “colossal destruction of properties”.

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