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NLC, TUC disown Labour Party’s Akure convention

08 October 2014, 19:57

Lagos - The leadership of two labour unions in Nigeria, the Nigeria Labour Congress, (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) have dissociated themselves from the planned national convention of the Labour Party (LP) scheduled to take place in Akure on October 11, reports Vanguard.

The unions have therefore mandated all members of the party not to participate in the controversial convention.

In a joint communiqué issued by the presidents of TUC and the NLC, Comrades Bobboi Bala Kaigama and Abdulwaheed Omar respectively, the unions said the decision to hold the party’s convention has been overtaken by events with the defection of Governor Olusegun Mimiko from the party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Also read: Mimiko formally defects to PDP

They said the National Labour Political Commission has been mandated to organize a broad all-inclusive stakeholder’s meeting on Thursday October 9, 2014 to discuss the way forward for the party.

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