The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected the immediate past governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko’s presidential declaration and adoption by ex-National chairman of the Labour Party, Abdulkadir Abdulsalam.
Mimiko, on Thursday, declared his intention to run for President on the platform of the Labour Party in 2019.
Ayuba Wabba, NLC President and Ebere Ifendu, the National Publicity Secretary, Labour Party, stated this at a joint news conference on Thursday in Abuja.
According to Wabba, it is very important for labour to make its position clear for the 2019 General Elections.
Wabba said; “It is not possible for Mimiko to run under the labour party and we want to say no to that. Mimiko has no business as a member of the Labour Party.
“The party is registered by the NLC and the Trade Union Congress, Market Women Association, students, we register the party and the certificate of the party is with the NLC General Secretary.
“Therefore, bringing money to buy the party or the structure will not work, we do not share in the same ideology with him. This is a party with a difference.
“Therefore, I want to call on Mimiko once again to make sure he hands-off the party.”
Also, Ifendu, National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party warned Nigerians and political aspirants to disregard the purported party convention slated for 13th September in Abuja.
She also disclosed that the party’s counsel, Femi Falana has served INEC, Abdulsalam and Julius Abure, court contempt summon, hence warned them not to proceed with the illegal party convention otherwise they risk arrest.