The crisis rocking the Labour Party (LP) is far from ending. In fact, fresh twists are emerging day by day.

On Monday, protesters stormed the streets in Gudu, Abuja, backing the National Chairman of the Labour Party, Julius Abure.

Labour Party Crisis: Abure Supporters Stage Protest In Abuja
Photo from the protest

The protesters condemned what they described as interference by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, in the party’s internal affairs.

The protesters, carrying placards with various inscriptions, started their march from the newly established Abuja chapter secretariat.

Trouble started when the NLC accused Abure of acting as the sole administrator of the affairs of the LP.

Vote Of No Confidence

Consequently, the NLC passed a vote of no confidence in the leadership of the party’s national chair and called for his resignation.


The public has been captivated by the friction between the two organisations.

Questions have arisen about the legality of NLC’s actions towards LP and the underlying causes and implications of their dispute.

The ongoing dispute between the Labour Party’s Julius Abure-led National Working Committee and the NLC led by Joe Ajaero is endangering the future of the Labour Party as a whole.

Party Structure

It was discovered that the primary cause of the conflict was the struggle for dominance over the party’s structure.


Major party stakeholders have accused Abure of running the party as if it were his personal estate, despite his consistent denial of the accusations.

Meanwhile, the NWC of the Labour Party has kicked against the planned meeting.


The meeting is planned by the NLC to decide on the return of Julius Abure as the party’s National Chairman.

It was earlier reported that invitations had been sent out to all relevant stakeholders and members of the NLC Political Commission to attend the meeting.

That meeting will be held in Abuja.

Drama Boys

According to a source, the unionists are proposing a caretaker committee.

That committee will take over the party’s control, among other things that will be decided at the meeting.

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Reacting in a statement on Monday, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Obiora Ifoh, described the planned meeting as a nullity and an illegal jamboree of some ‘drama boys’.

Ifoh also called on law enforcement agencies to abort the gathering.

He advised them to go after the unionists before their planned action ‘degenerates into a public nuisance’.


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