Akure - The Labour Party (LP) has elected new officials into its National Working Committee (NWC), reports National Mirror.
The election, which took place in Akure on Saturday was however not without drama and protest by opposing members and delegates.
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Some state chapters of the party and the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) boycotted the convention.
At the end of the congress, former National Secretary of the party, Abdulkadir Salaam emerged as the new National Chairman of the party.
Salaam, who was unanimously elected replaces Dan Nwanyanwu, who stepped down after spending 10 years as the party’s chairman.
Barrister Kayode Ajulo emerged as the National Secretary while Bashiru Lamidi was elected unopposed as National Vice Chairman South- West
Other members elected unopposed are Mohammed Momoh, National Vice Chairman North-East; Umaru Mohammed, National Vice Chairman, North-West. Oluchi Opara, National Treasurer and Ebele Ifendu, National Publicity secretary.
Others include: Clement Ojukwu, National Organising Secretary, Akin Oyelakin, National Legal Adviser, Abimbola Ogunlade, National Women Leader while Maria Lebeke became new National Auditor.
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